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THE KEW YOi^K 

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THE 



Downers of America, 



...WITH... 



GENEALOGICAL RECORD. 




BY DAVID R. DOWNER, 

NEWARK, N. J. 
1900. 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT 



THE AUTHOR IS INDEBTED TO 

The Late Rev. EDWIN DOWNER, of Westfield, N. J. 

The Rev. ROBT. B. DOWNER, of Vossburg, Miss. 

The Rev. JOHN C. DOWNER, of Desoto, Mo. 

The Rev. JOHN R. DOWNER, of Urbana, O. 

The Rev. SAWYER B. DOWNER, of Prattsville, Mich. 

The Rev. ARTHUR DOWNER, of Downer, N. J. 

The Late Mr. SAMUEL DOWNER, of Boston, Mass. 

Mr. CHARLES DOWNER, of Sharon, Vt. 

Mr. EDWIN DOWNER, of Auburn, N. Y. 

Mr. ABNER P. DOWNER, of Chicago, 111. 

Mr. JAMES W. DOWNER, of New York and London, Eng. 

Mr. MARTIN L. DOWNER, of Detroit, Mich. 

Mr. BENJ. S. DOWNER, of Lebanon, N. H. 

The Rev. L. B. STEELE, Pastor of the Old Shaftsbury Church. 

Mr. JAMES S. BURKE, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; who donated the 
Plate for the Downer Arms. 

Mrs. HELEN M. WARNER, of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Miss ELECTA DOWNER, of Ellisburg, N. Y. 

And to many other kind friends for their assistance in the prep- 
aration of these pages. 



ERRATTA. 

Page r^T—Name No. doi, read Canton, N. Y. 
" 102— Read 1027 + Elisha. 

" 135-NanieNo. 1507 Mary Adeline, omit "d iu 1892" and read /.- 

living at Hopkinsville. 

" 148-Name No. 1629. read Maple Grove, Del. about ,sSs for 1785 

•• 148_Name No. 1G41. read Glen Falls. N. Y., 1;^ Jan. ,870 for 1873 

" 154— Name No. 1G63. read Porter for Potter. 

" 155-Name No. ]f3S2 Alfred Sayre. read 1837 for 1887. 

" 169-Name No. 1.S56. read Erwin M. Bacon, b for m 2G July 1818 

•* 201-Name No. 2180. read Eugenia for Eugene. 

" 214— Name No. 2433. read By for R. 



iisnrFeorDTLJOTroi^Y^. 

I|n beginning the collection of these notes in 1869 the Author's 
j only thought was to trace his own line of descent, but as the task 
advanced he became interested in other branches of the family, 
and these have been more or less completely followed out . 

It is to be regretted that some one of the past generation, when 
there were so many still living whose memories reached back of the 
Revolutionary period, did not undertake the task. That it could 
then have been more successfully accomplished is plain, and much 
of interest relating to the Revolutionary and Colonial experience of 
our ancestors would have been preserved to us. 

The discovery and early settlement of this country is justly regarded 
as one of the greatest events in the world's history, and in view of the vast 
immigration of the past half century, those of the present generation who 
can trace their lineage back to that period may well feel an honorable 
pride in their ability to do so. Those of our name now in the United 
States have come for the most part from the Newbury settlers who came 
with other colonists from England to Massachusetts Bay about the middle 
of the seventeenth century, whence their descendants scattered at an early 
time to New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut, and again later from 
those States to other parts of the Union.* 

They were of Puritan stock, and in character were doubtless like those 
with whom they came . f They shared with their neighbors in the hard- 
ships and trials incident to those early times, and we know from tradition, 
as well as from their affiliations, that they feared God, loved their country 
and were respected. So far as I have learned, no one of the name became 
pre-eminent during the Colonial period, but later, in the time of the Revo- 
lutionary War, three at least achieved considerable fame. Chief of these 
was Dr. Eliphalet Downer, of Brookline, Mass., who was known as "the 
fighting surgeon." His encounter with a sturdy Briton, who was return- 
ing from Bunker Hill, and his subsequent career as a surgeon on a priva- 
teer, made him famous. (See I'^^Eliphalet. ) Another was John Downer, 
of Bennington, whose fame as a skillful marksman won him a place in 
local history. (See 2i59john. ) Still another was Silas Downer, of Provi- 
dence, who used his gifts as an orator in protesting against British aggres- 
sion and gained an honored mention in the annals of his adopted State and 

♦Three families of Downer, not related, so far as known, have come to this coun- 
try within the past half century. Notice of these is made in the latter part of the 
work. 

tThe settlement of New England was almost wholly due to the bitter antagonism 
between Protestant dissenters and the Church of England. These dissenters were 
of two kinds— the Pilgrims, who were separatists, and who, after some years of exile 
in Holland, landed at Plymouth, and the Puritans, who, under Winthrop and others, 
settled the towns upon Massachusetts Bay. 



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city. (See 2i4Siias.) Nor were these all. Historj^ tells us that when the 
affairs of Lexington and Concord occurred, great excitement ensued 
throughout New England. Couriers were dispatched everywhere, alarm- 
ing the people and summoning them "to the relief of Boston." Among 
those who responded to the call were several of the name of Downer. 
They gathered with their neighbors, armed as each man was best able, and 
hastened to Boston, where some of them remained to join the first army of 
the war, which was organized by General Washington in that city in July, 
1775. (For names see appendix. ) Passingby the 1812 and Mexican wars, 
in which several of our name were volunteers, and coming down to the 
conflict between the States, we find that not a few of the descendants of 
these Revolutionary sires were quick to answer President Lincoln's call in 
1860 for help to repel the attack on the integrity of the Union, and many 
of them gave their lives to preserve their national heritage. Among them 
was one whole family in Vermont, consisting of a father, two sons and 
two sons-in-law, all of whom responded to the call. (See i^osRockwell C.) 
But what of our kindred in the South who opposed? For them we have no 
word of censure. They were not less brave than were their brethren at the 
North, nor less patriotic as they understood patriotism. Indeed, Georgia 
furnishes a notable example of this in a family consisting of the father, 
bom in 1799, and his six sons, all of whom were volunteers in the Confeder- 
ate service and followed its fortunes to the end. (See i546john of Elber- 
ton. ) Who shall say our nation is not safe in the keeping of such true men? 

Since the Revolutionary War our numbers have so increased and scat- 
tered that descendants of the old stock — more than two thousand in num- 
ber — may be found in almost every important locality of the land. Indi- 
vidual members have become honorably prominent in their respective 
communities, two or three towns and one institution of learning* bear the 
family name, and we have kept pace with others in contributing to the 
wonderful growth of this great nation. 

In bringing his work to a close the author realizes that it has been 
imperfectly accomplished. This has been caused — first, by the limited 
time he has been able to devote to it ; second, by the scantiness of town 
and church records; and, third, the very great difficulty experienced in 
obtaining records and help from private sources. It is offered in the hope 
that some one else, with more opportunity, will undertake a revision before 
the present generation shall have entirely passed away. 

Care has been taken to guard against errors, but some will doubtless 
be discovered. Of these the author desires to be notified. 

•Downer College at Fox Lake, Wis., which has recently been removed to Milwau- 
kee. 



THE Newbury (Mass.) Downers previous to their coming to 
this country, about 1650, lived near the city of Salisbury 
(possibly in the vicinity of Downton), Wiltshire, England. 
This statement is based on a tradition in the author's own branch 
of the family, which is confirmed by the historical fact that both 
Newbury and Salisbury, Mass., were settled by colonists from 
Wiltshire, and by the fact that the name is still quite common 
in that part of England.* 

We can learn nothing from the published passenger lists of 
the name of the ship on which our ancestors came to America, 
This, however, is not surprising, as Hotten in his lists of emi- 
grants (1600 to 1700) states that ships left England almost 
daily and no record of their passenger lists can be found. He 
adds that thousands changed their names and destination to 
escape the stringent laws which impelled them to leave their 
home. 

The name of Downer is Anglo-Saxon (see Lower's English 
surnames) and originated in the fact that those to whom it was 
first given had their home in the "Downs" in the south of 
England. As surnames were not introduced into England 
until the time of the Norman conquest, in 1066, we may assume 
that the name does not antedate that event. 

That our ancestors in the fourteenth century were land 
owners of more or less importance may be inferred from the 

*a The Downton (Wilts.) Vicar, Rev. R. G. Plumtre, reports that Andrew Downer 
m Grace Saunders there 13 Nov, 1622. She was buried 17 Nov, 1623. Their dau Esther 
was bap 16 Oct, 1623; also John Downer (s of John) was bap 5 June, 1634; also John 
Downer (s of John) was bap 4 June, 1706; also Robert Downer of Woodgreen, and 
Sarah Guyer were m 11 Oct, 1749; also John Downer of Bremore and Sarah Phlosbet 
were m 14 April, 1762. 

b A letter from Mr. Henry Downer of Downton, received by the author in 1879, 
states that his family originated in a small village in Hants, on the Wilts border, nine 
miles from Salisbury. He had an uncle who went to Canada in 1827. 

c A letter from Mr. Isaac Downer of Downton, received in 1899, states that his 
g gf Benjamin Downer was b in Whichbury Parish, Wilts, five miles from Downton. 



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fact that an English law of that period required all freeholders 
to adopt family arms; and works on heraldry describe two such 
belong-ing- to those of our name. (See Burke's Heraldry.) 
These arms, or escutcheons, became the family insignia and 
were put to various uses, such as being affixed to legal docu- 
ments as seals, &c. 

There is reason to believe that during the period of the 
disturbances in England in Cromwell's time (say 1643 to 1653) 
the family were more or less scattered; some of them came to 
this country, others went up into Scotland, where the name is 
not uncommon at the present time ; and others sought refuge 
in Ulster, in the north of Ireland, whence representatives of the 
name have come to this country during the present century. 

A manuscript written in 1790 by "'Joseph Downer gives 
the history of his own branch of the fatnily as follows : 

" In the persecutions against the Huguenots, Hannah Vincent, from 
Paris, France, made her escape together with her brother, a Protestant 
preacher, to England, where she soon after married Robert Downer. They 
had two sons, Robert and Joseph. In the time of Cromwell's war Joseph 
came to Newbury in Massachusetts Bay and settled. He married Mary 
Knight of that place, by whom he had two sons, Joseph and Andrew. 
Joseph (2d) left Newbury and came to Norwich where he married Hannah 
Grafton. 

This account, it must be remembered, was written about 
one hundred and forty years after the coming of the first Joseph 
to this country, and it bears evidence of having been based on 
tradition. If the date of the persecution referred to be fixed 
approximately at the time of the massacre of St. Bartholomew 
in 1572 (the later persecutions which raged so violently in 
France from 16G6 to 1685 are hardly to be considered) it would 
appear that a whole generation had been left out of the story, 
and that Hannah Vincent was more likely to have been the 
granduiotJicr, than the mother of Joseph. 

The town of Newbury was first settled in 1635. Later, 
some of the people formed a new settlement two miles distant, 
and called it Salisbury, after the English town whence they 
came. 

The name of Robert Downer appears early at Salisbury. 
He had previously been of Newbur}' and was doubtless the 



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brother of Joseph. The names of Moses and Mary Downer 
also are mentioned in the early Newbury town records. They 
doubtless were related to Robert and Joseph, but just how is 
not clear. Joseph remained at Newbury, married, acquired 
considerable property and died there. The earliest record of 
him which has been discovered, is in " Emery's Petition," the 
date of which is probably 1658, where he is classed among 
minors living with their parents and servants. (See p. 274 
N. E. Reg. for 1854.) 

Robert's name, or that of his son Robert, is frequently 
found on the Salisbury land records up to 1719, after which 
the name disappears altogether. On May 2, 1692, during 
the time of the witchcraft excitement, he was a witness at the 
Susanna Martin trial. The poor woman was condemned as 
a witch and hung. On the 22d of July following, his wife 
Sarah joined him in signing a petition in favor of Mrs. Brad- 
bury, another witch, who was also condemned to die, but for 
some reason the sentence was not carried out and she went 
free. The Newbury records show that Robert was a member 
of a military company at Newbury, and took the oath of alle- 
giance to the King October 22, 1677. Joseph took the same 
in 1678 at Newbury. The records also give Joseph's tax list 
for 1684 and 1685, by which it appears that in addition to his 
town and county tax he was assessed 9s and 9d, in the former 
year, for "the support of Mr. Richardson for preaching. " In 
1708 he paid a tax of 8s for the same purpose, and out of a list 
of 347 persons likewise taxed, but 59 paid as much or a larger 
sum. This shows that he was in comparatively good circum- 
stances. He was a member of the Newbury church previous 
to 1674, and in the new meeting house built in 1700 he occu- 
pied the "first seat west," and his son Joseph, with his grow- 
ing family, " the fourth seat north." In 1686 Joseph, Sr., had 
a lot of 153^ acres laid out to him by the town, and this is the 
earliest Downer land date found. In 1701 he sold his son 
Andrew 4 acres of land on Plum Island. In 1710 John Bart- 
lett gave to Andrew Downer, his "loving kinsman who for 
some time dwelt with him," a deed of the 59th lot of 30 acres 
next the Bradford Road." In 1713 Andrew Downer, mason, 



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bought for ;£'dl a lot of marsh land from the widow of John 
March, which formerly belonged to Robert Downer. This 
may have been the same "marsh land" which on the 2Gth of 
March, 168G, Robert Downer, house carpenter, had bought 
for ^10 silver money, from Nathaniel Clark, cordwainer, of 
Newbury. 

It seems probable that Joseph the elder died at Newbury 
in 1715, for on November 15th of that year "Joseph Downer, 
yeoman, for ^18, sold to Anthony Morse, Jr., cooper, a wood 
lot, the 43d lot in the first division, being two miles twenty 
rods in length and three rods in breadth;" also to the same, on 
the 15th of the following month, "for ^5, freehold right and 
privilege, in ye common and undivided lands in Newbury;" 
also rate rights granted to his father. These last two acts 
evidently marked the final closing up of his father's estate, and 
he probably used his share of the proceeds in the purchase, on 
May 5th following, of farm land in Norwich. He without 
doubt had gone there some time before, as the birth of his 
son Caleb, in 1710, is the last one of his children found recorded 
at Newbury. His brother Andrew remained at Newbury, 
where his descendants are recorded for some generations.* 

From Newbury and Salisbury members of the family went 
at an early period to other parts of Massachusetts, also to Ver- 
mont, New Hampshire and Connecticut, whence later their 
descendants migrated to all parts of the country. It is not 
improbable that one or more of them may have gone even to 
Virginia and North Carolina, and became the progenitors of 
the numerous families of Downers now living in the South. 

We have but little information concerning Robert and his 
children. The family apparently died out, and all traces of 
them, beyond the first generation at Salisbury, is lost. As to 
Joseph and his sons, thanks to the notes left by "'^Joseph, 
we have positive information and are able to trace their lines 

*On pa^e 348 of Currier's " Ould Newbury " may be found a description of the 
land occupied by Joseph Downer, the title of which had come from the proprietors 
of the town. The same book contains a map made in 1729, which shows that tne road 
leading from Newbury to Indian Hill was called " Downer's Lane," and house No. 
i46, next to the line which separates the East and West Parishes, was then occupied 
by Andrew Downer, son of Joseph. 



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with comparative ease and certainty. Joseph (2d) married 
Hannah Grafton at Newbury about 1692, and removed to Nor- 
wich, Conn., where he became a landholder in 1716. 

The Norwich records show that Jonathan (probably 
'^^John), Joseph's second son, who then would have been twenty- 
one years of age, was admitted a resident of the town in 1716. 
Samuel was admitted in 1721 and Andrew on some date pre- 
vious to 1723. The three were doubtless brothers and the sons 
of Joseph. 

That Joseph's sons were stirring men, who shared in the 
activities of the associates, as the Norwich settlers were called, 
is evident from the number of deeds on record in which their 
names appear as grantees and grantors. 

The local history of the town says that " at that time to 
be admitted a resident of the town carried with it a certain 
dignity, and it was considered a guarantee of respectability. " 
It is related, however, that one bearing our family name — a 
certain John Downer — grievously failed to live up to the high 
standard set by the citizen rulers of -the town. He had the 
temerity to go after oysters with a companion on a Sabbath 
day, and both, on July 12, 1738, were summoned before the 
good Justice Huntington and fined five shillings and costs for 
profaning the Sabbath. But John, it appears, was not the 
only offender against the religious sense of the community in 
which he lived, for we read that the same Justice fined a young 
woman a similar amount for failing to attend church on the 
24th day of September following. 

The history also states that a general fever for migration 
to other parts of the country seized the good people of Norwich 
during the early stages of its existence. Indeed, the same 
might be said of the people of the whole State of Connecticut 
at that time. They scattered everywhere, and it was natural 
that the younger and more active members of the Downer 
family should have shared in the prevailing temper and set 
about finding new homes for themselves. For the second time 
in the family's short American experience there seems to have 
been a general breaking up and migration to other parts ; some 



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went from Norwich to other sections of the State; others to 
New Hampshire and Vermont, whither relatives and neighbors 
from Newbur}', Mass. , had some time before gone, and another 
C^^Samuel) went to EHzabethtown, N. J., to which place we 
are told that "many Puritans from Connecticut," and also a 
colony of Newbury (Mass.) people had preceded him. 

NUMBERING. 

The system of numbering, for convenience in tracing a 
name, will be found simple. Numbers are given consecutively 
to each Downer name in the book, except that in a few cases, 
where names were sent in too late, the number is omitted. 
Large numbers are placed before the head of the family, and 
the small numbers over a name immediately following, denote 
the father's name, thus: 154 Samuel of Norwich ('-^Joseph) 
indicates that the latter was father of the former. 

THE + MARK. 

The + mark following a name indicates that the name is 
taken up again in a future part of the work. 

ABBREVIATIONS. 

m married d died bap baptized 

unm unmarried s son rec record 

w wife dau daughter d. y. died young 

b born rem removed rev revolutionary 

g s grandson 

OLD DATES. 

To render the old style of dating into the new style, ten \ 
days should be added to all dates back of 1700 and eleven days I 
to all dates between 1700 and 1752. 1 



t^ <^* 4($* 

OBERT DOWNER and wife, Hannah Vincent, of Wilt- 
shire, England, had two sons, Robert and Joseph. The 
sons both evidently came to Newbury, Mass., about 
I60O, although (-Joseph, see appendix) only mentions 
Josepn. It is probable that both Moses Downer and Mary 
Downer, wife of Thomas Sears (a corruption of Sayre) of 
Newbury, mentioned in the early Newbury records, were of 
the same family. 

I ROBERT DOWNER, house carpenter, first of New- 
bury and later of Salisbury (probably s or g s of 
Robert of Wiltshire), d at Salisbury 12 Feb 1720-1 
He m G May, 1G75, Sarah, dau of John and Martha 
(Rowlandson) Eaton, of Salisbury. She b 28 Dec, 
1654, and was admitted to the Salisbury church 17 
Sept, 1693. Had all recorded at Salisbury. 

2 Robert, b 23 July, 1G76. No trace of him has been found. 

3 Martha, b 1 Oct, 1678. She m 18 Oct, 1704, Richard Palmer. 

or Bradford. The marriage was published at Salisbury 26 
Mar, 1702-3, but is found recorded at Hampton, N. H., an 
adjacent town, as given. 

4 John-., b 1 Apl, 1681, probably same John who was admitted to the 

Salisburjr Church 7 Apl. 1728, and who d at Salisbury 13 Apl 
1736. ^ ^ ' 

5 Andrew, b 7 Sept. 1683. He m 24 Jan, 1739-40. Mary, dau of 

John and Easter Eaton of Salisbury', where she b 27 Mar, 
1723. He was a bricklayer by trade and d 1762-3, without 
issue, leaving a will. He was an Ensign in the army. 

Samuel, b 5 Apl, 1686. 

7 Joseph, b 4 Mar, 1687-8; d. y. 

^'^''jufyfief/f '^^^^^'■^" ^'^ove were all bap at Salisbury 29 



18 / 

8 Sarah, b 6 Oct. 1690. She m 13 Mar, 1718, John Stevens, Jr, at 

Salisbury. She may have m 2d, Richard Galley at Salisbury 
and probably same who d there 22 Aug, 1725. 

9 Mary, b 26 Feb, 1695, bap 23 April, 1699. J 
10 Joseph, b 15 May, 1699, bap 11 May, 1707. Vt^ VfC^ J 

11 JOSEPH DOWNER, of Newbury (s or g s of Robert 
Downer and wife Hannah Vincent of Wiltshire, Eng- 
land), d at Newbury about 1715. He m 9 July, 1660, 
Mary, dau of John Knight of the same place. After 
the death of her husband she may have rem to the 
home of her s Joseph at Norwich and was the ' ' old 
Mrs Downer " who was admitted to the West Farms 
Church Nov 1, 1719. Her father, John Knight of 
Romsey Hants, England, sailed from 'Hampton in 
the ship James of London, 300 tons, William Cooper, 
Master. His wife's name was Elizabeth. Their 
children (i) John, m Bethsua Ingersoll; (ii) Sarah, -b 
6 Mar, 1660, m John Bartlett; (in) Mary, m Joseph 
Downer. (John Knight's will was proved at Salem, 
2 June, 1^0.* After providing for his w Elizabeth 
and his dau Sarah Bartlett, he bequeaths four 
score ^ and certain land in Newbury to his dau 
Mary and to her husband Joseph Downer, and after 
the death of his wife he gave to his dau Mary 
Downer his " great kettle and a pewter candlestick, 
plate, &c. ") Had, all recorded at Newbury, 

12 Mary, b 18 Mar. 1661-2. 

13 + Joseph, b 25 Apl, 1666. He rem to the West Farms (now Frank- 

lin) district of Norwich, Ct., some time after 1710 and previous 
to 1716, these dates being fixed by the fact that the birth of his 
s Caleb in 1710 is the last of his children found recorded at 
Newbury, the others being found at Norwich ; and also that 
he became a landowner at Norwich in 1716. 

14 + Andrew, b 25 July, 1672. 

15 (A dau, name not given) b 16 Jan, 1675. 

(It is suggested that he had another dau, Sarah, b about 1664, 
who may have m Samuel Lothrop of Bridgewater, Mass). 



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A descendant of John Knight, Miss Annie H. Knight, now living at Newburyport, 
is collecting material for a Knight Genealogy. 



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J 6 MOSES DOWNER of Newbuiy, probably related to 
Joseph and Robert above, but how is not known, m 

Sarah . He d at Hampton, N. H., 24 Oct, 1699. 

His widow was bap and admitted to the church at 
Hampton 31 May, 1703. Had 

17 Mary, b at Newbury, 18 Aug, 1694. 

18 Moses, b at Hampton, 17 July, 1696, bap 10 Oct, 1703. He was 

still living at Hampton on Oct 3, 1717. 

19 Ruth, b at Hampton 28 Sept, 1698; bap 10 Oct, 1703. 

(One of same name d at Newbury, 38 Sept, 1698, and another d at 
Salisbury, 5 Jan, 1744). 

14 ANDREW, of Newbury ("Joseph and Mary Knight), m 
20 Dec, 1699, Susannah, dau of John Huntington, of 
Amesbury, Mass. She b 4 Feb, 1674. (This mar- 
riage was published correctly to Susannah Hunting- 
ton on the 18th of Nov previous, but was recorded, 
evidently by mistake, to Hannah Huntington.) Had, 
all recorded at Newbury, 

20 -f- John, b 22 Oct, 1700. 

21 Mary, b 22 May, 1702. 

22 Gideon, b 5 Sept, 1703 ; d. y. 

23-1- Gideon, b 16 Sept, 1704; d 7 Oct, 1776. He is mentioned in 
Maine Genealogical and Historical Records as Ensign in Capt. 
Hill's company against the Indians in Mar, 1748. 

24 William, b , 1709; d 10 May, 1709. 

25 -t- Joseph, b ; d at Newbury, 17 Dec, 1767. 

20 JOHN, of Newbury ("Andrew and w Susannah), m at 
Newbury, 4 Jan, 1726, Hannah, dau of Jeremiah 
Pearson and Priscilla Hazen. She b 12 May, 1704. 
Had, all recorded at Newbury, 

26 John, b 27 Oct, 1727. 

27 Moses, b 25 Sept, 1729; d. y. 

28 Daniel, b 1 Jan. 1731. 

29 Hannah, b 22 Mar, 1734; d. y, 

30 Hannah, b — June, 1736. 

31 MosEs, b 9 Sept, 1738. 



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32 Mary, b 5 May, 1741. 

33 Danikl, b 5 May, 1743. He may have been same who enlisted 

in a military company from Middleboro, Mass., in 1775. 

34 + Jeremiah, b 25 July, 1745. 

34 JEREMIAH, of Newbury (-"John and Hannah Pear- 
son), m Sarah , at Newbury. Had, all recorded 

at Newbur}% 

35 Sarah, b 20 Feb, 1772. Probably same who m, 13 Jime, 1802, 

Edward Nichols at Newbury. 

36 Hannah, b 30 Oct, 1773; d 1823. She m as 2d w, 9 Mar. 1795, 

Timothy Palmer, of Newburyport. No issue. He b 22 Aug, 
1751. He d in 1821. He was a civil engineer and noted as a 
bridge builder. He took out a bridge patent in 1796, and 
built notable bridges in Maine, Connecticut, Philadelphia and 
in the South. In 1805 a silver tankard was presented to him 
upon the completion of a bridge over the Schuylkill, by the 
City of Philadelphia. 

37 Daniel, b 5 Aug, 1775. Probably same who m Judith, dau of 

Amos Pillsbury, of Newbury, 11 Dec, 1796. She b 27 May, 
1776. 

23 GIDEON, of Newbury ('^Andrew and w Susannah), 
"published" at Newbury 1 Mar, 1728-9, to Judith 
Merrill, but marriage not found. Had 

38 Daniel, b 25 Dec, 1729. 

39 Stephen, b 7 Feb, 1740; d. y. 

40 Stephen, b 7 Feb, 1741, Probably same who m, 9 Dec, 1773, at 

Newbury, Susanna Chisemore, and had Abigail 12 July, 1779. 
She m Abner Rogers at Newburyport, 24 Feb, 1800. 

41 Judith ; m William, s of Daniel Rogers, of Newbur}^. 

Had Abigail, Gideon, Ezekiel, Daniel, I\Iicah. Samuel, b 
Feb, 1761, m Mary Davis, of Newbury, in June, 1784, and d at 
Gilmanton, N. H. , about 1823. Isaiah, Susanna. 
— Susanna (name probably correct), m at Newbury, 19 Oct, 1785, 
Daniel Rogers, as his 2d w. 

25 JOSEPH, of Newbury ("Andrew and Susannah), m Abi- 
gail, dau of John and Deborah jMtrrill, at Newbury, 
G :Mar, 1733. She b 14 Sept, 1713. (Another Abigail, 



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dau of Abraham, Jr, and Mary Merrill, is recorded as 
b 5 May, 1701, but former probably correct.) Had, re- 
corded at Newbury, 

-f Andrew, b 7 Jan, 1734, probably same bap at Newbury 30 Nov, 
1735. He rem with his family to Newbury, Vt., about 1772. 

ANDREW of Newbury, Mass. (^^Joseph and w Abigail), 
m 15 Jul}^ 175G, Sarah, dau of Thomas Pike, Jr and 
Lois his w. She b 27 Mar, 1737. Had all recorded 
at Newbury, Mass., except last two. 

43 + Joseph, b 30 Nov, 1756. 

44 + Solomon, b 27 Nov, 1759; rem to Newbury, Vt. 

45 Lois, b 15 July, 1761. She m Joel Carbee of Newbury Centre 

Vt., and d at Bath, N. H., 11 Aug, 1844. Husband d at New- 
bury, Vt., 19 Feb, 1834. aged 71. He rem his family to Bath 
N. H., m 1819. Had, all b at Newbury, Vt. : (i) John Hancock 
1 June, 1791, m Anna Powers of Newbury, and d at Bath N 
H.. 25 June, 1877; (ii) Moses Pike, 18 May. 1793, m Marcia 
Kasson of Newbury, d at Bath, 19 June, 1869; (in) Joel 24 
Apl, 1795. m Dorcas Johnson of Ryegate, Vt., and d there 
18 Apl, 1865; (IV) William P., 3 Nov. 1798, m Eusaba Smith of 
Bath and d there 9 July, 1876; (v) Andrew Downer, 16 Aug 
1802, m Martha Powers of Compton, C. E.,and d there Aug 
1854; (VI) Tliomas H., 3 Dec. 1804, m Olive L. Robinson of 
Newbury, d at Lancaster, N. H., 2 Nov, 1774; (vii) Sarah D., 13 
July. 1807, m Stephen D. Leighton of Newbury and d'at 
Bath. 5 Feb, 1885. 

46 Sarah, b 28 Jan, 1763, may have m Isaiah Rogers at Newburv 

15 Jan, 1783. ^' 

47 Hannah, b 6 Apl. 1765. m Robert Rogers at Newbury. 8 Jan, 

48 MosES Pike, b 8 Oct, 1767. 

49 + John, b 17 Apl, 1769. Rem from Newbury, Vt. , to New Glou- 

cester, Me., where had 2 Jan, 1833, 

50 Abigail, b —Sept, 1771. 

51 Elizabeth, probably b at Newbury, Vt. ; d at Bath. N. H unm 

1 July, 1842, aged 69. 

52 Ruth, probably b at Newbury. Vt., d at Bath, unm, 11 July 1853 

age 78. ' ^' 



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43 JOSEPH of Newbury C' Andrew and Sarah Pike), m at 
Newbury 24 May, 1779. Anna, dau of Samuel and 
Habitable Danfourth. She b 1753. Had 

53 Samuel, b 9 Oct, 1779. Probably same who m in 1808 Sarab 

Moody (West Newbury 2d ch rec.) 

54 Anna (Nanny), b 8 Mar. 1781, m at Newbury 10 Sept, 1799 

Nathan Longfellow. He b 26 Dec, 1773, d 26 Oct, 1840. Had 
Joseph 11 July, 1810. His descendants are still living at 
Byfield, Mass. Henry W. Longfellow, the poet, was of this, 
family. 

55 Polly, b 23 Mar. 1783. 

56 Elizabeth, b 15 May, 1786, may have been same Betsey who 

m 23 June, 1805, John Dow of Salisbury. 

44 SOLOMON of Newbury (*' Andrew and w Sarah), m 
12 Tune, 1783, Phebe Pierson of Haverhill, Mass. 
Had, all recorded at Newbury, 

57 + Paul Pierson, b 26 Mar, 1784, d at Newbury, 16 Oct, 1852. 

58 + Thomas, b 31 July, 1787, rem to Newbury, Vt., and later to 

Bellows Falls, Vt., where he d about 1850. 

59 Sally, b 5 June, 1789. 

CO + Joseph, b 26 Dec, 1790. Rem to Hampstead, N. H., and d at 
Newport, Me., 1 July, 1860. 
Also had, b at Newport. Vt., 

61 Jehiel, b 5 May, 1797. d at Newbury, Vt, 24 April, 1876. He 
m 15 Dec 1822, at Newbury, Vt., Mary, dau of Joseph Kent 
and Elizabeth Chamberlain. She b 25 Nov, 1800, at New- 
bury, and d there 28 May 1889; no issue. 

60 JOSEPH, Hempstead, N. H. (" Solomon), m Sally, 
dau of Jeremiah Prescott, of Brentwood, N. H. She b 
9 Dec, 1785, d 8 June, 1857, at Newport, Me. (Jere- 
miah Prescott was b at Brentwood, 3 June, 17G0 and 
d 1816. He was a soldier in the rev war.) Had 

62 James Madison, b at Brentwood, 9 Sept. 1815. d at Quenemo. Kan. 

63 Warren, b at Newbury. Mass.. 18 June, 1817, d at Hampstead, 

14 May, 1819. 

64 RuFUS, b at Hampstead 1819; d New York, 24 Dec. 1842. 

65 James Warren, b Hampstead. N. H.. 22 Feb. 1822. Nothing: 

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66 + Newell Prescott, b at Hampstead, 23 May, 1824; d at Water- 

ville, Me., 6 April, 1883. 

67 Mary Ann, b 2 Sept, 1827; d Newport, Me., 3 April, 1843. 

66 NEWELL PRESCOTT, of Waterville, Me. Hoseph), 
m in 1845 Ruth Hincks, dau of Ellis Nye, of Fair- 
field, Me. She b 15 Nov, 1826; d at Wellesley, Mass., 
6 Sept, 1889. Had 

C8 Ella Maria, b 24 July, 1846, at Newport, Me. Rem in 1864 to 
Waterville, and is unm. 

69 Mary Ann, b 14 May, 1848; d 21 Dec, 1878, at Merrimac, Mass. ; 

m 5 May, 1866, Dr. Isaiah B. Bolton, of Orrington, Me. He b 
11 May, 1845. Had Edith May, 14 May, 1869, at Waterville, 
m at Los Angeles, 24 Mar, 1889, Otto Ochs, of Frankfort on 
Main, Germany, and rem to N. Y. City; Edward Paj^on G., 
5 Aug, 1873, at Patten, Me., m in Mar, 1895, Roberta Hanson, 
of Greenwood, Mass. 

70 Fred Warren, d. y. 

71 + Fred Warren (2), b at Boston, 23 April, 1855. Lives at Brook- 

line. He is a locomotive engineer, running out of Boston on 
the Boston & Albany Railroad. 

72 Frank Wesley, b 1858 ; d 1867. 

73 Caroline Evelyn, b 23 May, 1864; m (1st) 27 April, 1886, Charles 

F. Hutchins; he b Kenduskeag, Me., 23 Oct, 1862; m (2d> 
5 Feb, 1895, Charles James Wardley, of Darwin, Eng. ; he b 
26 June, 1839. By 1st had Carl Newell, 6 Dec, 1889. 

74 Charles, b 1868; d. y. 

71 FRED W., of Brookline (««Newell P.), m 14 Sept, 1880, 
Susan Corn well, dau George W. Funk, of Brookline, 
Mass. She b at Brookline, 13 June, 1856. Had 

75 Mary E., b 21 June, 1881 ; d. y. 

76 Ethel S., b 11 June, 1885. 

77 Fred W., b 14 Apl, 1885. 

49 JOHN, of Newbury, Vt, and New Gloucester, Me. 
(*^ Andrew), m Miriam J., dau of Joseph Raynes, of 
New Gloucester. She d at New Gloucester, 27 Jan, 
1868, aged 82 years. Had, all b at New Gloucester, 



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101 Jank Johnson. Lived at Auburu, ]Me., and d there 2 Feb, 1S88, 

unm. 
103 + William W. Rem to Freedom, Me., and d there. 

103 George W. Rem to Portland, Me.; was a sea captain; was m 

three times; no issue; 2d w was Lois Iiall; all dead. 

104 John. Was a sailor; d at Gloucester, Mass., 17 April, 1879, aged 

65; unm. 

105 Angeline, d at Auburn 17 July, 1852, aged 34; unm. 

106 + Horatio, b in 1822. Lived in several Maine towns before finally 

locating at Norway. He enlisted in the Civil War in Dec, 
1863, in the 1st Me. H. A., but was afterwards transferred to 
the infantry. He was on the fighting line almost continually, 
and was killed at Petersburg 17 June, 1864, and buried there. 
He is described as having been a handsome man and very 
genial. 

107 Edwin R , d at Alfred, Me. ;. was twice m and had two 

children by his 1st w, both of whom are dead. 

102 WILLIAM W., of New Gloucester, Me. (''John), by 
trade a mason; m Lydia H., dau of John and Abigail 
Penney, of Freedom, Me. She b 17 April, 1819; d at 
Freedom, 4 June, 1891. Had 

108 + Edwin R., b 14 Nov, 1835. He m (1st) Lydia Reed, of Sab- 

batus, Me. 

109 + William G., b 4 Sept, 1840. 

110 Webber, b 29 Jan, 1852. He m Alice Marden. 

111 + John P., b 22 Aug, 1854. 

108 EDWIN R., of Freedom, Me. ('"^'William W.), m 15 

Nov, 1857, Abbie S., dau of Phineas and Almira 
Whitten. She b 4 Sept, 1842. Had 

112 RoscoE P., bat Montville. Me., 5 Sept, 1858. He m 12 July, 

1884, Rose F. Sanford. 

113 Effie, b at Freedom, 11 Feb, 1867; d. y. 

114 Edwin W., b 26 Oct, 1871. 

109 WILLIAM G., of Freedom ('"- William W.), m 17 Nov, 

1860, Vielen, dau Charles and Mary (Fay) Twitchell. 
Had, all b at Freedom, 

115 + Frank G. , b 9 June, 1808. 



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116 + Charles F., b 3 May, 1869. 

117 Etta, b 17 June, 1870, m 17 Jan, 1890, John French. Had 

Frederick A. at Gardner, Me. , in Nov, 1891 ; Minnie E. at 
Palermo, Me. , 33 Feb, 1896. 
lis Perley, b 28 Jan, 1876. 

Ill JOHN P., of Freedom {''' William W.), m 1 May, 1884, 
Ora F. Thompson, of Montville, Me, Had 

119 Ivy G., b 14 Aug, 1893. 
130 Edna M., b 6 Aug, 1896. 

115 FRANK G., of Freedom (^^nVilliam G.), m 17 Sept, 

1892, Nellie Richardson. Had 

121 Frank, b at Palermo, 18 Jan, 1894. 
123 Emma, b Mar, 1895. 

116 CHARLES F., of Freedom, ('""William G.,) m 25 Dec, 

1894, Lizzie Saunders. Had 

123 Orman, b 6 Aug, 1896, at Palermo. 

106 HORATIO B., of Norway, Me. Hohn), m Aug, 
184G, Augusta C., dau of Capt. Jam^es Bowker, of 
Paris, Me. She b at Buckfield, 1 Dec, 1822, d at Nor- 
way, 11 Nov, 1885. Had 

134 Helen Grace, b at Paris, 2 Oct, 1847, m 13 Nov, 1866, 

William C. Cole, of Norway, where he b 19 Oct, 1846. Had 
Horace H., 33 Dec, 1867; John D., 9 April, 1869, m (1st) 22 
Dec, 1894, Mary A. Noble, of Paris, m (2d) 15 Aug, 1898, 
Margrette Henry; no issue by either; Hattie A., 26 Sept, 
1870, m 11 June, 1893, Henry MacDonald, and rem to Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; no issue; Lillian A., 3 Nov, 1883; Howy 
Virgin, 33 Nov, 1883. 

135 John P.. bat Auburn; m 33 Nov, 1850. Rem to Boston. He 

m Christina Champlain, of Lyme. Ct. , in 1875, and had one 
child, Elsie, b at Lyme in 1877. 

126 Lillian J., bat Buckfield, Me.. 39 April, 1853; m 17 Nov, 1877, 
Dr. Calvin E. Evans, of Sweden, Me. He d at Norway. 7 
Jan. 1887. She m (3d) Fred'k A. Cole, of Westbrook, Me., 17 
June, 1893. By 1st husband had Eva, 19 May, 1884; d. y; no 
issue by 2d. 

137 George H., b at Norway in Aug, 1881 ; d 1 Dec, 1867. 



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57 PAUL PIERSON, of Newbury C^Solomon), ra 28 Mar, 
181], Hannah Moody, of West Newbury. She b 22 
Nov, 1792; d 5 Sept, 1872. Had 

128 Samuel M., b 2 Jan, 1812; went abroad and d 8 Oct, 1839. 

Was unm. 

129 TiioMAS Pike, b 24 Feb, 1813. He m his cousin Mary Ann, 

dau of Thomas Downer, of West Newbury. Went to San 
Francisco and d there 30 Sept, 1875. No issue. 

130 Dolly Sargent, b 10 Nov, 1814. She d at Newburyport, 31 

Dec, 1889. She m 16 Nov, 1837, William Page, of Newbury- 
port. He b 20 April, 1814. Had Charles. 27 Jan, 1839; 
Elizabeth, 18 Jan, 1841, m Charles Packer and lives at New- 
buryport; Moody, 6 Jan, 1843; Hannah, 12 Jan, 1848; Frank, 
18 Feb, 1857. 

131 Nancy Merrill, b 4 Aug, 1816; died 10 Aug, 1893, at New- 

buryport. She m Joseph Pickett, of Carr's Island. He b 27 
Jan. 1815; d at Newburyport, 8 Feb, 1889. Had Joseph, 25 
Dec, 1839; Louisa M., 16 Aug, 1842; Mary, 5 Mar, 1845; 
Harriet, 16 July, 1846; Josephine R., 5 Aug. 1849; Pauline, 5 
April, 1852. 

132 + Moses Newell, b 28 July, 1888 ; d at West Newbury 2 Dec, 1871. 

133 Joseph Solomon, b 17 Dec, 1820. Rem to Mobile and d there 5 

Jan, 1851. Unm. 

134 Hannah Moody, b 10 Mar. 1823. She m Otto Herman, and d 

11 May, 1847, at Newburyport ; no issue. 

135 Elizabeth Soyer (Haskel?), b 29 Aug, 1826; d. y. 

136 + James Ridgeway, b 25 Oct, 1831 ; d about 1895 at West Newbury. 

132 MOSES NEWELL f Paul P.), m 4 Nov, 1847, Sarah 
Elizabeth, dau Samuel Kelsey, of Clinton, Ct. She b 
19 Apl, 1820. Had 

137 Charles Moody, b 13 Oct, 1848; d 13 Oct, 1852. 

138 + Moses Moody, b at Newbur^-port, Mass., 25 Nov, 1854. Rem to 

Bridgeport. Ct, in 1869. Later, in 1887, he began the busi- 
ness of manufacturing furniture and carpets, in which he has 
been successful. He is a member of Odd Fellows' and Masonic 
Orders, Knights Templar, Noble and Mystic Shrine; has held 
several public offices — member of Board of Aldermen, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and president of Public Work.s 
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138 MOSES MOODY, of Bridgeport ("'Moses N.), m 17 
May, 1877, Nellie Caroline, dau of Nathan Bucking- 
ham, of Bridgeport. She b 24, July, 1852. Had 

139 Edith, b 9 July, 1878. 

140 Florence M., b 2 Feb, 1881. 

141 Harrison B., b 8 June, 1883. 

136 JAMES RIDGEWAY, of West Newbury ("Paul P.), 
m Maria, dau of James W. Bamicoat, of Lynn, Mass. 
Had 

142 Frank, b 1862; d 1893; unm. 

143 Paul Alfred, b at Lynn, Mass., 7 Mar, 1866; m 1 Jan, 1900, 

Flora, dau of John J. Davis, of Gloucester, Mass. She b at 
Rockport, Me., 29 Mar, 1870. 

144 Louise, b 4 July, 1869; m 28 Dec, 1888, Thomas Silk, of West 

Newbury. Had Alice, 20 May, 1889; Herbert LeRoy, 24 July, 
1890. 

145 Georgiana, b 17 Sept, 1877. 

58 THOMAS, of Newbury, Vt. (^'Solomon), m 13 Dec, 
1816, Electa, dau of Ebenezer Ruggles, of Pomfret, 
Ct. She b atWalpole, N. H., 16 July, 1800. Both 
Thomas and Electa joined the First Congregational 
Church at Newbury, 24 July, 1819, and she was dis- 
missed to the Bellows Falls church 7 Sept, 1852. Had 

146 William, rem to Keene, N. H. 

147 Perley a., rem to San Francisco and d there; unm. 

148 Henry — , m and rem to Keene, but had no issue. 

149 Phebe, m Josiah Bowtelle, of Bellows Falls. Had s Henry, who 

is now living there. 

150 Mary, m Thomas Pike Downer, her cousin ; no issue. 



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Note.— It should be remembered that the early settlers of the present towns of 
Lebanon, Franklin (then West Farms), Bozrah, Lisbon and Preston were orig-inally 
citir.ens of Norwich, these towns having been wholly or in part set off from Norwich 
at a later period. 

13 JOSEPH DOWNER, of Newbury and Norwich ('Joseph 
and Mary Knight), m Hannah Grafton at Newbur}^ in 
1692, She d at Norwich (West Farms dist), 12 Oct, 
1741. The land rec at Norwich show that Joseph 
bought land there 5 May, 171G. The deed as recorded 
is from John Wiborn to Joseph Downer, yeoman, of 
Newbury, Province of Massachusetts, and calls for 
360 acres of land and buildings "situated on Middle 
Hill, on the Windham road, partly in Norwich and 
partly in Lebanon." In Oct of the same 3'ear both he 
and his s Joseph were among certain inhabitants 
of Norwich who signed a petition to the General Court 
at New^ Haven, asking that the West Farmers be set 
off as a distinct society, declaring that their " only 
motive was the flourishing of religion upon the publick 
institutions of which, it was scarce possible for us to 
attend, being from four to eight miles distant from 
the place of publick worship." Their petition was 
granted. The children of Joseph and w Hannah were : 

151 + Joseph, b 29 Sept, 1G93. He d at Franklin, 23 Nov, 1756. He 
was made administrator of his father's estate, and upon the 
death of his father came into full possession of the homestead 
and entire farm, except seven acres, which had been reserved 
to his brother Samuel, the blacksmith. The deed was made 
in 1721, and the consideration "love and goodwill." Here 
he lived and d, much honored by all. He was affectionately 
called " Deacon Downer" by his neighbors, but the Franklin 
church records do not show that he had been elected to the 
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152 John, b 15 Mar, 1695. He may have been the Jonathan ad- 
mitted a resident of the town in 1716, when he would have 
attained his majority. If this is so, "^i^joseph was in error in 
stating that he d at the age of 16. Possibly, however, there 
may have been another Jonathan, of whom we have no 
account. 

158 + Andrew, bl4 Ma}',, 1697. Probably lived for a time at Pomfret, 
but no rec of him found there ; was made a resident of Nor- 
wich in 1728, and is referred to in the Conu. Colonial recs as 
living at Lebanon in 1735-38. 

154 + Samuel, b 12 Apl, 1699. He was admitted a resident at Nor- 

wich in 1721. On 30 June, 1722, his father, "in consideration 
of ye love, good will and fatherly affection yt I have and do 
bare unto my well beloved son, Samuel Downer, of Norwich, 
and as a part of his portion of my estate, do give him seven 
acres of land which is in ye Middle Hill, on the southeasterly 
side of the highway which leadeth to Windham, partly in 
Norwich and partly in Lebanon, adjoining his (Samuel's) 
blacksmith shop." These seven acres Samuel sold, on July 22, 
1727, and about the same time he bought four acres "on Wau- 
wecos Hill, in the little plain of Norwich." This land was 
located in the westerly side of the town, about six miles from 
his old home. Here he doubtless lived until he sold the plot, 
in 1729. The last reference to him found at Norwich is in a 
list of ratables for the year 1731, after which he rem to Sun- 
derland, Mass., near Deerfield, to which place some of his 
Lebanon neighbors had already gone. Later he returned to 
Lebanon, was living there in 1790, and d in 1797, probably at 
Lebanon . 

155 + Richard, b 11 Feb, 1701-2. Rem to Colchester, Ct., some time 

after 1742. 

156 PL\N-XAH, b 16 Feb, 1704; probably same who m, 10 Dec, 1730; 

John Barrett, at Franklin (church rec.) 

157 Benjamin, b 24 Feb, 1706; d at sea. No issue. The Newbury, 

" Indian Affairs Rec." mention rather discreditably a Benja- 
min Downer of Norwich, as a member there of a military 
company in Dec, 1723. 

158 Mary, b 14 May, 1708; may have been same who m, 11 Nov, 

1742, Stephen Post, of Bolton, Ct. 

159 + Caleb, b 8 July, 1710. 

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following were b at Norwich.) 



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160 4- Edmund, b about 1712, and is probably same who lies buried at 

Franklin, but tombstone inscription illegible. 

161 John, b about 1714-15; m Mary Fry; had two daus and rem to 

Rhode Island (see '^^-Joseph in appendix) ; may have been 
same John Downer who m, possibly as 2d wife, 1 May, 1744, 
Sarah Weatherdon, at Newport Probably had the following: 
(i) Darkis, m 18 May, 1766, Benjamin Tuell, of Providence. 
(11) Mar>-, (probably) b at Newport, 25 Feb, 1759, d 14 Aug, 
1835, m 25 Jan, 1783, Louis William Jouvet, of Paris, France, 
he b 13 July, 1751, probably at Paris; d at Newport, 31 Aug, 
1815. had dau Susannah, 13 July, 1790, d 25 Feb. 1868, m 

Lewis Barlow at Newport; (in) William, m Rachel , 

had Katherine, Rachel, Ann, Rebecca, EUzabeth, all bap 7 
Jan, 1770, Eliza, b 1770, Elizabeth (2) bap 7 July, 1776. and 
was possibly father of Esther Downer, who m at Newport, 10 
Sept, 1810, William Bentley Oman. 

Newport probate recs give Sarah Downer as administer- 
ing estate of her late husband, John Downer, mariner, in 
1763. She is also noted in census of 1774 as head of a family 
of one male and two females, presumably herself. William 
and Marj', above. (From R. I. Vital Statistics and notes 
furnished by Edith May Tilley, of Newport. ) 

162 + Stephen, bap at Franklin, 26 May, 1717. Same also found at 

Lebanon. He d in the fatal expedition against Havana, Cuba, 
26 Aug, 1762. (Conn. Colonial Recs, Vol 2.) After his death 
his heirs received his share of the prize money which accrued 
from the government. He also may have been the same 
Stephen who joined a Suffolk Co (N. Y. ) Reg in 1759. He is 
described as 5 ft 7 in.* in height and of dark complexion. He 
also had enlisted previously in Capt. Dimock's Co, 16 July, 
1755. (N. Y. State Rep, 1896.) 

163 Elizabeth — , b about 1719. She probably same who m, 8 Nov, 

1739, Bailey Bishop. (Franklin church recs.) 



151 Deacon JOSEPH, of Nonvich ('Joseph, of Newbury, 
and w Hannah Grafton) ; m 14 Oct, 1724, Mary Sawyer, 
of Norwich. She d at Norwich (FrankHn dist), 5 Dec, 
1758, in the 54th year of her age. Both he and his 
w he buried in the old FrankHn burying ground 
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preservation, and bear the following- inscriptions 
which are literally copied : 

Here lies the body of Mr. Here lies the body of Mrs. 

Joseph Downer, who died Mary Downer, the Relict 

Nov 23, 1756, in the Of Mr. Joseph Downer, who 

64th year of his age. Died Decembr 5th, 1758, in 

He was a professor of The 54th year of her 

Religion, lived & died in Age, with a joyful ex- 

The faith of the gospel, pectation of a happy 

And is now hopefully Immortality; her un- 

Reaping the happy discembled piety & resig- 

Consequences . nation to ye will of God 

Was Remarkable. Ye living 
Immitate her shining example. 

(The tombstones of Edmund Downer and others of the family are 
still standing, but the inscriptions are illegible. ) 

Had, all b at Franklin and found rec'd at Norwich, 

164 Susanna, b 24 June, 1728; m 21 Nov, 1750, Amos Yeomans. 

165 Lavinia, b 31 Dec, 1728; m (1st) James Cushman, of Lebanon, 

Ct. (he was probably brother of Alcessa Cushman, w of 
Lavinia's brother Joseph, who went to Thetford, Vt.); m (2d) 
Giles Yeomans, of Stonington, Ct. ; by 1st had William, 
Lavinia, Lucy; by 2d had Edmond, Eliphalet, Thankful. 
166+ William, b 23 Apl, 1730; d at Lebanon, N. H., 27 Dec, 1784. 
He first lived at Lebanon, Ct., then a part of Norwich. Upon 
the death of his father he was made executor of the will, 
which was probated at Norwich, 26 Feb, 1757 (Norwich Rec). 
He was one of four who, in 1761, went to New Hampshire and 
founded the town of Lebanon, naming it after the town 
whence they came. They passed the winter of 1761-2 in 
New Hampshire, and in the following spring William brought 
his family to their new home. They were the first family to 
settle in the town. (N. H. Rec.) 

167 + Joseph, b 9 Feb, 1732. Rem to Thetford, Vt., in 1765, and was 

a first settler there. He d 21 July, 1821, at Thetford. His 
name appears among those who organized the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Thetford in 1773, but the name of his w is 
not given. 

168 Thankful, b 31 Mar, 1735. She m 1 Apl, 1756, Henry Fillmore, 

from whose family President Fillmore was descended. 

169 + Abraham, b 22 Aug, 1737. Rem to Weathersfield, Vt., and was 

a first settler there. He was a physician. The N. H. State 
Recs mention that Dr. Abraham Downer, of Charlestown, 
N. H., was paid, 6 Mar, 1778, for dressing the wounds of a 
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170 -f- James, b 12 Feb, 17o9. Ke rem to a farm in the south corner of 

Lebanon, which overlapped into South Windham and Frank- 
hn. He d there 27 Oct, 182;5, and is buried in the Gager 
Cemetery. 

171 LucRETiA. b 2G :\Iar, 1742; d at Norwich, 16 Aug, 1760. 

172 -f Eliphalet, b 4 Apl, 1744. He was a physician and surgeon, 

and his career during the period of the Revolutionary War is 
of much interest. ^-^ Ke rem to Brookline, Mass., and d there 
4 Apl, 1806. He "owned the covenant" in the Roxbury 
(Mass.) church, 15 Feb. 1767. 

173 Mary, b 27th June, 1749. She evidently d. y., as her father's 

will at Norwich mentions Lucretia as the youngest dau. 

153 ANDREW, of Norwich ("Joseph and w Hannah), m 
Sarah Lazell. Had 

201 Sarah, bat Pomfret, Ct, 26 Mar, 1721. She m 23 Mar. 1743, 

Jabez Emerson, at Franklin. Had Jabez, 29 Dec, 1743-4; 
Sarah and Andrew (twins), 8 July, 1746. 

202 Hannah, 5 Jan, 1722, m in 1743, Ebenezer Herbert, of Wind- 

ham, Ct. She m (2d) 16 Mar, 17G0, Caleb Spencer, of Bolton, 
Ct., and rem to Wilkesbarre, Pa., where she d about 1777 or 8. 
Had a s, Walter, b 14 Apl, 1761, in Bolton. He was in the bat- 
tle of Wilkesbarre; Hannah, b 1763. 

203 Eunice, b 16 Jan, 1724; m 9 Mar, 1748-9, Daniel Muusell. Had 

Hannah, —Dec, 1749; Benjamin, 3 Jan, 1751-2. 

*The following' account of Dr. Eliphalet Downer is taken in part from the Bio- 
graphical Cj-clopedia of Mass., from ''Brookline in the Revolutionary War," pub- 
lished by the Brookline Historical Soc, and from original letters furnished by his 
descendants: 

Eliphalet Downer resided at Brookline, Mass., within a short distance 
of the celebrated " Punch Bowl Tavern," and became widely known as 
"the fighting surgeon." Major-General Heath, in his Memoirs (p. 14), 
describes him as "an active, energetic man," and Drake, in his HLstory of 
Roxbury (p. 348), speaks of him as a skillful surgeon, but a hard, rough 
man. He first came into prominence on the 19th of April, 1775. The 
night before, Paul Revere had set out on his famous ride to notify the 
people that the British troops had crossed the Charles River, on their way 
to Lexington to seize the military stores at Concord. The people of Boston 
and vicinity were intensely aroused. Among the patriots from Brookline 
who, on the day following, volunteered to oppose the British, was Elipha- 
let. Accounts differ somewhat as to the part he took in the events on that 
day. One account states that he shouldered his musket and sallied forth 
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2M + Andrew, b 30 Jan. 1726. Rem (1st) to Coventry, Ct., and later,, 
about 1773, to Sharon, Vt., of which towB he was a first settler 
and became an influential citizen. He d, at Sharon, 17 Dec,. 
1819. 

205 Anne, b 18 Mar, 1729; d 31 Dec, 1769; m 14 Feb, 1749, Solomon< 

Dewey, of Lebanon, where he was b 29 Apl, 1724, and d 2: 
May, 1819. Had Andrew, 29 Dec, 1751 ; Silas, 24 Aug, 1754- 
Anne, 20 Oct, 1756; Sarah, 15 May, 1759; Molly, 5 Oct, 1761.:, 
Silas (2), 5 July, 1764. (Lebanon rec). 

206 Benjamin, b 12 May, 1731; may have followed his cousin Will- 

iam to Lebanon, N. H., and was the soldier from that place of 
same name mentioned in the N. H. State Records. 

207 Martha, b 5 June, 1733. 

208 + Joshua, b at Franklin, 6 Aug, 1735. He was a physician ; rem' 

to Preston, Ct., and died there, 11 July. 1795. Was present 
and cared for the wounded after the Fort Griswold massacre 
in 1781. 

209 + Zaccheus, b at Franklin, 7 June, 1737. He rem to Lebanon, 

N. H., and was a first settler there, having been preceded by 
his cousin William Downer. He was a deacon and one of 
the six founders of the Congregational church of the town, 
and was a soldier in the Rev, War. He d at Lebanon, 16 
May, 1811, aged 74. 

210 Mary, b at Franklin, 20 Nov, 1739. 

(All found recorded at Norwich). 



to Boston, after the purpose of their expedition had been accomplished, he 
was singled out by a British soldier, who accosted him with the words, 

"Youd d rebel! do you dare face ?" He did dare to "face," and the 

two approached each other in the spirit of deadly hostility. When quite 
near they fired simultaneously. Both missed. A hand-to-hand conflict 
with bayonets ensued. The soldier's gun was the longer, and his acquaint- 
ance with the bayonet exercise so familiar that the surgeon's chances of 
victory seemed to be very slight. Nevertheless he was equal to the emer- 
gency. Stepping backward for a few paces, he reversed his musket, and 
fortunately succeeded in planting a stunning blow upon the head of his 
adversary. The weapon was broken in his hand. Casting it aside, the 
doctor seized the soldier's musket and ran him through with his own 
bayonet. The triumph only whetted his appetite for further achievement, 
and when, at night, he related his experience, he added: " It was not ten. 
minutes before I got another shot." 



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154 SAMUEL, of Norwich ("Joseph and w Hannah), m 
4 Ap], 1722, Phebe Bishop at Lebanon, where she 
was b. Her father's name is not given either at Nor- 
wich or Lebanon, but she may have been sister of 
Bailey Bishop, the husband of Elizabeth Downer, 
Samuel's sister; and perhaps related also to the family 
of John Bishop, who had previously gone from Newbury, 
Mass., to Woodbridge, N. J., then a new settlement 
within the town of Elizabeth. Had 

211 + Samuel, b at Nor\v-ich, 28 Feb, 1723. He rem about 1745-50 to 

Elizabethtown, N. J., and died at the house of his dau Mrs, 
Jemima Quinby, Orange, N. J., 22 Oct, 1824, in his 102d year, 

212 Submit, b about 1725, d at Mansfield, Ct., about 1820, aged 96 

years. She m (1st) Davis of Lebanon; m (2d) 11 Sept, 

1755, James Newcombe of Lebanon, where he was b 7 Feb, 
1732. He d at Stephentown, N. Y., 14 Dec, 1799; had James, 
22 May, 1756; Phebe, 12 May, 1757; Rebecca, 29 Dec, 1758; 
Thomas, 1761; David, 1763; Submit, 1765; Clarissa, 8 Feb, 
1767; Cyprian, 18 Nov, 1768; Doddridge, 11 Feb, 1771. (New- 
combe Genealogy). 

213 Phebe. b about 1727. 

214 + Silas, b 16 July, 1729. Graduated from Har\'ard College in 

1747. Rem to Providence, R. I., and d at Roxburj-, Mass., 
15 Dec. 1785. He graduated from Harvard College, class of 
1747, became a lawyer, and rem to Providence, R. L, where 

Another statement is that while the Doctor was passing a dwelling 
house during the afternoon, two British soldiers ran out toward him. Just 
then one of the men was shot from behind, and the Doctor and the other 
man exchanged shots; both missed, although they were but a few feet 
apart. This exasperated the Doctor, who rushed at the Red-Coat with his 
gun, and in the scuffle which ensued his opponent was killed. Once during 
the same afternoon he came upon a British soldier lying in a bam. The 
Doctor asked him if he wanted his wound dressed, but the man, seizing 
his gun, rolled over and exclaimed: " Damn yer, I'll dress yer wound for 
yer !" The Doctor would probably have been killed but for the presence 
of a friend, who stepped forward and shot the man as he was taking aim. 

During the siege of Boston the Doctor received his appointment as 
army surgeon. He was with the army there, going from point to jxjint 
wherever there was fighting. Gen. Heath, under date Dec. 18, 1775 (see 
p. 82, Memoirs), wrote: "Our General was ordered to prosecute the work 



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he became prominent before and during the Revolutionary 
period. He became a land owner there Oct 30, 1758, was 
admitted a Freeman in 1759, and was honored by being "made 
a. citizen" at the May (1779) Session. The earliest public men- 
tion of him is in the "Acts and Resolves,'' Feb, 1761. It is 
there stated that "for copying several letters from the Governor, 
writing warrants to call the Assembly, and making billeting 
rolls for the year 1757," he was paid ^34 9s. In 1763 he was 
librarian of the Providence Library. In October of the same 
year he advertised the fact that his office was in the new house 
which he had built, and being about moving in, he was 
"prepared to do all kinds of writings with the utmost fidelity 
effect and accuracy," and would give advice gratis in refer- 
ence to difficult and intricate contracts, provided the writings 
were done in his office. 

In 1764 he is referred to as being one of the four leading 
lawyers of Providence County, who signed a card printed in 
the Providence Gazette, notifying such of their clients as were 
entitled to executions on judgment to apply to the clerk of the 
court, and take out the same ; paying down the bill of costs to 
him, "for it cannot be expected that besides being out of our 
fees we can afford to pay any more money for recovering 
other men's debts." 

In August, 1765, at a special town meeting, Silas was 
appointed one of a committee to draft instructions to the 
town's representatives in the General Assembly in oppo- 
sition to the Stamp Act. On the 7th of the same month the 
Sons of Liberty dedicated a " Liberty tree," from a summer 
house of which he delivered a patriotic address, which was 

begun at Leechmore Point (one of the defenses of Boston). It was ex- 
pected to have been a bloody day, and Doctor Downer was ordered down, 
with a detachment of 300 men, with his instruments, &c., to assist the 
wounded." 

Fighting was in perfect harmony with the surgeon's tastes. Soon 
after the evacuation of Boston by the British he enlisted as surgeon in the 
first or second privateer fitted out in New England. The naval warfare 
which followed was rewarded by the capture of so many prizes that the 
supply of prize crews to the captured vessels seriously endangered the 
safety of the captors . The number of prisoners far exceeded that of the 
privateers' crews. It is said that while on board the sloop "Yankee" he 
worked one of the guns in the cabin below, when two sloops loaded with 
rum and sugar were captured. The number of prisoners taken exceeded 
the number of the privateersman's crew. An insurrection followed, and 
the captors in turn became the captives. Our accounts of this affair are 



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published, and a copy is preserved by the R. 1. Hist. Soc. He 
was afterwards appointed one of a commission to revise the 
laws of the Colony, and their work resulted in the Digest 
of 1767. 

In the Gazette, May 2, 1767, he contributed an article urging 
the building: ot a public market. The site he selected was "the 
town lot near the Bridge." The building which was the out- 
come of his article was finished in 1773, is still in existence 
and in use by the Board of Trade. Mr. Downer was clerk of 
the R. I. Council of War in 1777, and as such signed official 
documents. There are many public papers written by him on 
file at Providence, the chirography of which is wonderfully 
clear and distinct, and the language well chosen. His record 
is a good one, and it is unpleasant to record that after the war 
he became unfortunately "involved" at Providence and went 
to Georgia. Later he visited his brother Samuel at Elizabeth- 
town, N. J., and d at Roxbury, as above. 

215 Moses, b at Sunderland, Mass., 10 June, 1736. No trace of him 

found. 

216 Rebekah. b at Sunderland, 4 Feb, 1739. She may have been 

same who m, 7 June, 1761, Thomas Sumner, of Hebron, Ct. 
Heb at Hebron, 11 May, 1734. Rem to Thetford, Vt, and 
d near Toronto, 1820. Had Thomas, 1762; William A., 
1764; Samuel L., 1766; John A., 1768; George Henry and 
Henry George (twins), 1771; Nancy, Sylvia A. (See Sumner 
family genealogy. ) 



somewhat confused, but it appears that Dr. Downer and his associates 
were carried as prisoners to Halifax, thence to England, where he was 
thrown into prison. He was, however, soon removed to become a hospital 
assistant, and in the course of a year escaped into France. He afterward 
joined the " Alliance " for a cruise in the English Channel. She secured 
18 prizes. He subsequently sailed for home, but was again captured at 
sea after the vessel he was in had fought seven and a half hours, lost both 
her masts, and fired her last round. He was severely wounded by grape 
shot and thrown into Portsea Prison, near Portsmouth, from which he and 
several others made their escape by tunneling a hole forty feet in length 
under the prison walls, their only tool being a jack knife. It seems that 
the surgeon was stout, and unfortunately stuck fast in the passage, and 
was not relieved until more earth had been removed. Some of the fugi- 
tives were retaken and sent back to the "black hole," but the Doctor found 
friends, among them a Mr. William Downer and Mr. Thomas Wren, who 



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214 SILAS, of Providence ('"Samuel), m 13 Aug, 1758, 
Sarah Kelton, at Providence, R. I. Had 
217 Sarah Lucilla, 5 Mar, 1760. 

318 Phebe J. C, 25 Dec, 1761 ; m Christopher Crapon, of Prov-idence, 

13 Sept, 1782. 

319 Julius C, 10 Sept, 1763. Probably d. y. 

230 Henrietta, 26 Aug, 1765; m Isaac Bowea, of Providence, 39 
Oct, 1809. 

221 Sylvana a., 27 May. 1767; m Capt. John Burroughs. 14 Apl, 
1793. 
(May also have had Hannah, m Lemuel Martin, 5 Sept, 1779. 
Found on record at Providence. ) 

155 RICHARD, of Colchester, Ct. ("Joseph), m 13 Jan, 
1726, Mercy Horton, of Colchester. Had 

223 + Richard, b 16 Feb, 1726-7 (So. Norwich rec). Rem to Bozrah, 
Ct.;d there 20 Oct, 1809, 

223 Margaret, b 13 Feb, 1728-9. She ra7 Nov, 1751, Harris, 

at Colchester. 

224 Ezra, b 27 May, 1731. Probably d 2 Oct, 1781, and may have 

been same mentioned in Connecticut Rev. War Rec. who was 
at Bolton during war. (See Appendix.) 
235 Jemima, b 15 Sept, 1733; m John Bartlett at Colchester, 24 Jan, 
1751. Had Nathaniel, 11 Nov, 1755 ; John, 9 Jan, 1758 ; Samuel, 
16 Apl, 1763; Jemima, 3 June, 1764; William, 12 Apl, 1766. 
(Lebanon and Colchester rec.) 

aided them in reaching France. He afterwards entered into service with 
the famous John Paul Jones on the " Bon Homme Richard." 

In many of the battles of that redoubtable hero, Dr. Downer acted as 
surgeon, and in others as volunteer with the title of surgeon.* His experi- 
ences were varied and exciting. On two occasions he was captured by the 
British and was imprisoned, once at Dartmoor and once in the Forten 
Prison, at London, but from both ingeniously effected his escape. 

During the whole of Dr . Downer's three years' absence from home his 
wife received but one letter from him. Anxiety about his welfare was 
aggravated by domestic distress. The half-pay order he had left with her, 
through some informality, turned out to be valueless. Their family con- 
sisted of three sons, between the ages of four and ten years, and of one 
daughter. How to obtain necessary food was a question that awakened 
,great anxiety. Not infrequently the mother did not know whence 
the next meal was to come. The boys did the best they could, and by 



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226 EzEKiEL, b21 July, 1735; bap at Franklin, 3 Aug, 1735. Was 

probably same mentioned in Connecticut Rev. War Rec. (See 
appendix. ) 

227 Catherine, b — Aug, 1737; bap at Franklin, 14 Aug, 1737. 

228 Daniel, b 1 May, 1740; bap at Franklin, 11 May, 1740. 

229 Abigail, b 19 Aug, 1742; bap at Franklin, 30 Oct, 1742. 

230 + Caleb, b 27 Dec, 1744. Rem to Williston, Vt. 

231 Mary, b 30 Mar, 1747. 

232 Elizabeth (Betty), b 25 Oct, 1752. (Latter date found at 

Colchester. ) 

159 CALEB ('Joseph), m 5 Dec, 1733, Martha Smith at 

Franklin. Had 

233 Jerusha S., bap at Franklin, 30 Nov, 1735; m 6 Jan, 1757 

Nathaniel Cary, at Scotland, Ct. 

234 Martha, bap at Franklin, 29 May, 1737. 

235 Elizabeth, ; m 17 Nov, 1762, John Cleveland, at Scotland 

160 EDMUND of Franklin ("Joseph), m 2 Oct, 1741, Anna 

^lunson or Mnnsell, of Norwich. Had, all found 
recorded at Franklin, 

236 Lydia, b 23 Jan, 1742-3; d 26 May, 1745. 

237 Anna, b 11 Jan, 1743-4. 

238 Lydia, b 9 Aug, 1745. 

catching pigeons in nets, scooping smelts out of the brooks, and raising 
strawberries for the officers who were sick in the hospitals at Boston, con- 
tributed to the needful supplies. In the solitary letter from the absent 
husband and father that reached his struggling family he complained of 
the cruel and inhuman treatment of the American prisoners confined in 
the Forten Prison, and added: "It is a little better since they have heard 
of the surrender of Burgoyne." His own sufferings were augmented by a 
severe wound, inflicted while directing the operations of a gun pointed out 
of a cabin window. "A grape-shot," he stated, " broke my arm so badly 
that the bone projected beyond the flesh; but it is better now." 

The Massachusetts Spy of August 21, 1777, contains " the deposition 
of Eliphalet Downer, surgeon, taken in the Yankee privateer," which ex- 
hibits in vivid and forceful style some of his experiences while in the 
hands of the British, and which runs as follows: 

"That after he was made prisoner by Captains Ross and Hodge, whcv 



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239 Ruth, b 16 Apl, 1748. 

240 Jaeez (Jabeth), b 15 Oct, 1749. Lived at Franklin; d there 

20 Ap], 1791. 

241 Olive, b 9 Sept, 1751. 

362 STEPHEN, of Franklin Dist, Norwich ('^Joseph), m21 
Sept, 1737, Martha Tyler of Preston. He evidently 
rem from Franklin to Preston after 1745. Had 

242 Martha, bap at Franklin, 29 May, 1739; m 4 Dec, 1760, Roswell 

Morgan of Preston. He b 17 July, 1737. Had Cyprian, 2 Oct, 
1761. 

243 Stephen, bap at Franklin, 1740. Rem (1st) to Lisbon, Ct. ; d 

there 1788. In settlement of his father's estate in 1763 he was 
authorized to add seventy pounds sterling, to the inventory, 
as his father's share of the prize money distributed among 
those who took part in expedition against "the Havana" in 
1762. His career in the Rev. War is of interest. (See 
appendix. ) 

244 + Cyprian (also spelled Seperan and Septan), bap at Franklin^ 

8 Mar, 174L Rem to Shaftsbury, Vt., about 1762. He was a 
Captain in the Rev. War and the only Downer in the Vermont 
service to hold a commission. He was a Baptist preacher, 
and d at Shaftsbury, 14 Feb, 1819, in the 78th year of his age. 

245 + John, b at Franklin (Preston rec), 16 Feb, 1745. Rem to Shafts- 

bury about the same time as his brother Cyprian, and died 
there 12 Mar, 1819, in his 75th year (tomb stone). 

took the advantage of the generous conduct of Captain Johnson of the 
confidence he placed in them, in consequence of that conduct and their 
assurances he and his countrymen were closely confined, yet assured that 
on their arrival in port they should be set at liberty, and these assurances 
were repeated in the most solemn manner; instead of which, on their ap- 
proach to land they were, in hot weather of August, shut up in a small 
cabin, the windows of which were spiked down and no air admitted, inso- 
much that the}' were all in danger of suflfocation from the excessive heat. 
Three or four days after their arrival in the River Thames they were re- 
lieved from this situation in the middle of the night, hurried on board a 
tender and sent down to Sheemess, where the deponent was put into the 
'Ardent,' and there falling sick of a violent fever, in consequence of such 
treatment, and languishing in that situation for some time, he was removed, 
still sick, to the ' Mars,' and notwithstanding repeated petitions to be suf- 
fered to be sent to prison on shore, he was detained until, having the 
appearance of mortification in his legs, he was sent to Hester Hospital, 
from whence, after recovering his health, he had the good fortune to make 
his escape. While on board those ships he was informed and believes that 
many of his countrymen, after experiencing even worse treatm.ent than he. 



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346 + Elisha (Preston rec give Elijah), b 13 Jan, 1751-2. He followed 
his brothers, above, to Vermont after the Rev. War. That he 
located for a time at Stephentown, N. Y. , near Bennington 
and Shaftsbury, is e\'ident from the fact that the name of 
Elisha Downer, of Stephentown, appears among the subscrib- 
ers to a book printed in 1792, and preserved by the Downer's 
Grove family. No trace of him in the town or church recs. 
there, can now, however, be found. It is also worthy of note 
that one James Newcombe, s of his (Elijah's) cousin Submit 
(Downer) Newcombe, went there in 1785. This James Nev/- 
combe m, in 1782, the widow of Benjamin Pierce, of Lebanon, 
Ct., and it is not unlikely that from the latter the name of his 
(Elijah's) s, Pierce Downer, was derived. Elisha was doubt- 
less the same who enlisted in 1775 in the Lexington Alarm 
from Plainfield, Windham Co, Ct. (See appendix.) 

247 Thaddeus, b 27 July, 1757. May have been same who was killed 

in the Rev. War 14 Apl, 1777. (See appendix.) 

248 Edmund ; may have been same who m, — Mar, 1778, 

Anna, dau of Da\'id Talcott, at Tyrington, Mass., and had 
Anson, Zelah, Edmund, Betsey and another dau, name not 
g^ven. (Private recs in Secretary' of State's office at Hartford.) 

249 Mary, b 1 Sept, 1859. 

250 Margaret, . 



were sent to the East Indies, and many of those taken at Quebec were sent 
to the coasts of Africa as soldiers." 

The foregoing was only one of several depositions, and gave rise to a 
highly characteristic correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and S. 
Dean and Lord Viscount Stormont, at Paris. It is dated April 2, 1778. 
The American representatives "take the liberty of sending copies of cer- 
tain depositions which," they add, " we shall transmit to Congress, 
■whereby it will be known to your Court that the United States are not un- 
acquainted with the barbarous treatment their people receive when they 
have the misfortune of being your prisoners here in Europe ; and if your 
conduct towards us is not altered, it is not unlikely that severe reprisals 
may be thought justifiable, from the necessity of putting some check to 
such abominable practices. For the sake of humanity it is to be wished 
that men would endeavor to alleviate as much as possible the unavoidable 
miseries attending a state of war. It has been said that among tuo civil- 



LEBANON (N. H. ) BRflNCFi- 



166 WILLIAM C^^Joseph), was a first settler at Lebanon, 
N. H . (See his personal history . ) He is said to have 
brought his w and eight children to Lebanon, 11 
July, 1763. According to his g s, George W. 
Downer, of Perrington, N. Y., he, however, had 
but five children. Perhaps the two families are con- 
fused, and Experience Downer mentioned at Leba- 
non was the w of his s William, instead of his own. 
(For his war rec. see appendix.) He had 

251 -h William, b at Norwich. Ct., about 1750. (For his Rev. war 
service see appendix.) 

252 + Joseph, b at Norwich; d at Lebanon. 

253 + George Grafton, b at Norwich in 1761. He early developed a 

taste for books and study, and although he worked on his 
father's farm a large part of each year, obtained a fair educa- 
tion, and taught school for seven winters. He rem with his 
family to Sharon, Vt. , but returned to Lebanon in 1806. He 
remained there but a short time, and then located at Schuyler, 

ized nations of Europe the ancient horrors of that state are much dimin- 
ished ; but the compelling men by chains, stripes and famine to fight 
against their friends and relations is a new mode of barbarity, which your 
nation alone has the honor of inventing ; and the sending American pris- 
oners of war to Africa and Asia, remote from all probability of exchange, 
and where they can scarce hope to hear from their families, even if the 
unwholesomeness of the climate does not put a speedy end to their hves, is 
a manner of treating captives that you can justify by no other precedent 
or custom except that of the black savages of Guinea." 

This was vigorous, emphatic and truthful language, and evoked the 
following insolent reply : " The King's ambassador receives no letters from 
rebels, except when they come to ask for mercy." Neither Franklin, Dean, 
nor Downer was in any mood for asking mercy. Downer, notwithstanding 
his broken arm, resumed active hostilities after his return home. Monarchy 
he found to be oppressive, and democracy to be technical and ungrateful, 



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N. Y. On Feb 16, 1816. he rem to Perrington, Monroe Co, N. Y. 
and d there 28 Feb, 1824. 

(Also two daus, names not given ; but one was probably Zilpah, 
who m 3 Dec, 1772, Phineas Wright, at Lebanon.) 

251 WILLIAM, of Lebanon ("^William), may have m (1st) 

Experience . If this was so, he m as 2d w, 21 

Nov, 1778, Anna Wilson, at Lebanon. If Experi- 
ence was his w, he had by her, all rec at Lebanon, 

254 George, b 27 June, 1771 . 

255 Martha, b 1 June, 1774. 

256 Experience, b 8 Sept, 1776. 

By w Anna he had 

257 Fanny, b 17 Apl, 1780. Probably same who m at Lebanon, 16 

Nov, 1797, Elisha Aid rich. 
— Susannah, b 8 Dec, 1781; d. y. 

258 Sarepta, b 7 Apl, 1784; d. y. 

259 Sarepta, b 29 Jan, 1787. 

260 Susannah, b 2 Feb, 1789. Probably same who married at Leba- 

non, 26 Nov, 1808, Spencer Frary, of Hartland, Vt. 

252 JOSEPH, of Lebanon ('«=William), m Mary . She 

d at Lebanon, 5 Dec, 1840, aged 77. Had, all rec at 
Lebanon, 

261 Hannah, b 1 Dec, 1787. 

but his bellicose patriotism did not flag for a moment. His application for 
a pension was refused, on the ground, " that, as a surgeon he had no right 
to be in command of a gun. His services were welcome, but only within 
the limits of prescribed regulations. Outside of them all, militant risks 
were exclusively his own." 

On July 9, 1779, Dr. Downer was commissioned as Chief Surgeon in 
the "Penobscot expedition," which ascended the River Kennebec, but 
which had the misfortune to be overcome by a superior force of British and 
Indians. In this he served three months, and lost his surgical instruments, 
which the Massachusetts Legislature afterwards appropriated fifteen dol- 
lars to pay for. 

When the end of the Revolution was achieved by the extorted acknowl- 
edgment of national independence, he retired to private life, with a soldier's 
portion of the Marietta Reserve in Ohio and a peck-basket full of Conti- 
nental money. Professional pursuits were resumed on a large and prosper- 
ous scale. 



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262 Martha, b 23 June, 1789. 

263 Mary, b 2 June, 1791. May have m 19 Jan, 1823, Asa Parkhurst, 

at Lebanon. 

264 Joseph, b 21 May, 1793. 

265 Elisha, b24 Feb, 1795. He probably same whom Sarah A. 

at Lebanon, and had Jane Eliza, b 25 Dec, 1829; Amanda, d at 
Lebanon 19 Oct, 1838. 

266 Eliza A., b 24 Mar, 1797 ; died 4 Mar, 1824. 

253 GEORGE GRAFTON, of Perrington, N. Y. ('««Will- 
iam, of Lebanon, N. H.), m in 1797, Susannah (Reed) 
Bullock, dau of Sawyer Reed, of Lebanon. Had 

267 + George William, b 19 Feb, 1798; d Perrington, N. Y., 1882. 

268 Ormacinda, b , 1800; m Timothy Robinson; she d 3 Apl, 

1844. 

269 + Cyrus, b — Aug, 1802. Rem to Madison, Lenawee Co, Mich., 

in 1828; d there June, 1837. 

270 Alvah H., b in 1804. Rem to Canada, and was a ''patriot''' 

in the war of 1836-7. He is said to have gone to New Orleans, 
and was shot in a duel in 1849. 

271 Oramel, b 8 Mar, 1806. He m Amanda Brown, of Perrington. 

Went to Michigan in 1828, and d there 1882-3. He had 
s Cyrus, who rem to Winameg, Mich. ; also a dau, Amanda, 
who rem to Morencie, Mich. ; also other children, names not 
given. 

The following letters were received by Dr. Downer after the war, and 
the originals are still preserved by the family at Boston : 

Gosport (Eng.), August the 21st, 1783. 
Dear Sir — After so many Years of Calamity and War, I was gladly 
Surprised with your kind letter in Answer to that of mine, tho by it I find 
you have Rec'd but one from us. It gave my Father & Mother great 
Pleasure to hear of your Familys good Wellfare and Happyness. My 
Father and Mother return their Thanks to you for your kind offers, but as 
to them it is too late in Life for them to think of crossing the Atlantic ; 
should I or any of my Sisters or Brothers come, that Time alone can Dis- 
cover ; as to myself. Numbers have been the Offers, but all to the South'd. 
I make no Doubt that you will expect News. All I can tell you is that the 
definitive* Treaty is not signed, and it remains a Doubt Whether it will or 

•Franklin, Jay and John Adams had, in Nov, 1772, at Paris, negotiated a prelimi- 
nary treaty with England which practically ended the war, but the definitive treaty 
was not signed until Sept, 1783, when, at Versailles, England, France, Spain and Hol- 
land settled their differences, and England solemnly recognized the independence of 
the United States. 



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272 + LoRAX, b 21 May, 1808. He ra Melinda L. Foote. Rem to 

Medina, Mich., in 1840, and d in 1881. 

273 + Clark M., b at Schuyler, Herkimer Co, N.Y., 9 Aug. 1810. Rem 

to Madison, Lenawee Co, Midi., in 1830, and d at Fairfield, 
Mich., in March, 1884. 

274 H- Alonzo L., b 15 Maj-, 1812; d 18 Nov, 1871, at Medina, Mich. 

275 Asa, b 1841; d. y. 

276 + Sawyer B.. b 21 Mar. 1816, atMacedon, Wayne Co, N. Y. Rem 

to Lenawee Co, Mich., in 1837, and has lived at Prattsville, 
Hillsdale Co, Mich., since 1845. He is a Congregational 
clergfyman, now retired. 

277 Horace; d. y. 

278 John Wesley, b 3 Aug, 1820; m Phebe Griffith. Rem in 1851 to 

California, and d there same year. 

267 GEORGE WILLIAM f'GeorgeG.), m(lst) 17 Apl, 1833, 
Matilda, dau of Stephen Whitehorn, of Perrington, 
N. Y. She b 18 Apl, 1805, d 3 Apl, 1844; m (2d) 
Maria, dau of John Benedict, of Perrington, 9 Sept, 
1851 ; she b 14 Dec, 1813. By first w had 

301 Hiram, b 11 Mar, 1824; d. y. 

S02 Carlistia S., b 7 Mar, 1826. Shem Horace H. Culver and rem 
to Ionia, Mich., and later to No. Evanston, III. He b 27 Jan, 
1824, at Hartford, Ct. Had Alice P., b 11 Mar, 1851, at 
Rochester, N. Y. ; Hattie M.. 2 Dec, 1852, m D. B. Smith 

not, common Fame says the cause lays on the side of Spain ; however they 
seem here to be as much preparing for War as ever, and the same at Brest. 
There should have been another 12th of April before the War had ended ; 
Hundreds of your Countrymen, who were Eye witness of that action. Stig- 
matize the French (or at least the greater part of them) as a set of the 
greatest cowards they ever saw. Indeed If they behaved the same in 
America as they did in the West Indies, and before Gibralter I am sure 
that you have nothing to thank them for. I Lament that so many of your 
Countrymen fell on that day, as well as my own. But at the same Time I 
Rejoice that they were not Sheding Protestan, or American Blood, as for 
the Americans they were some prisoners at the Time. Some kept without 
their consent and some with. However had old Rodneyf done as (he) be- 
gan I Think I think that Europe would not have been in the Ferment that 

t Rodney was an English Admiral, who in 1780 defeated the Franco- Spanish 
tteet, thereby relieving Gibraltar and Minorca from blockade. After which he sailed 
for the West Indies. The French Admiral DeGrasse, after defeating the English 
Admiral Howe in the West Indies in 1781, sailed to the support of Washington against 
Cornwallis, and the surrender at Yorktown followed, but DeGrasse was in turn in 
782 defeated by Rodney. 



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and has one s, Leighton H.; Emma J., b 27 Sept, 1854, m 
Albert H. Pettis; George D., 8 Sept, 1857, d. y. ; Mary V., 11 
Nov, 1859, d. y. ; Cora A., 28 Oct, 1862; Ella, 11 Nov, 1864, 
m W. D. Osbom, of Big Rapids, Mich. ; Orma E., 11 Oct, 
1866, d. V. 

303 Myron H., b 31 Feb, 1828; d. y. 

304 George G., b4 Oct, 1829; d. y. 

805 + Avery H., b 10 Feb, 1832, Rem to College Point, N. Y., and 
d there 7 Feb. 1894. He was an oil merchant in New York. 

306 Calphurnia, b 3 July, 1834; d. y. 

307 James E., b 14 Sept, 1836. Rem to Brown's Valley, Yuba Co 

Cal., in 1863. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 

308 + Byron G., b 21 Aug, 1840. 

309 Celestia M., b 17 Dec, 1843. 

310 Julia; d. y. 

By second w had 

311 John B., b 17 Mar, 1853; d 11 May, 1881. He m (1st) Florence 

; m (2d) Maria , and had a s Aden, b 23 July, 

1874. 

269 CYRUS, of Madison, Mich, f ^George G.), m Mary 
Childs. Had 

812 George, b 1831. Rem to Cadmus, Mich. 

it is. I make no Doubt that before now you have heard of the Dismall 
Havock that has been made in Italy, where from the best Account Rec'ed 
10,000 Inliabitans, 10 Cities, together with the best of Mispira and near 
800 miles of Coast, of Calabria, are Buried in Oblivion. Mr. Wrenn De- 
sires to be remembered to you and yours. He is in much better Health 
than he has been while the Prisoners Were at Forten, owing to his then 
having to much to do. My Father & Mother joins with us all in giving 
their best Respects to You Mr. Downer & Family. 

Sir most Obt & very humble St. 

(signed) ' Wm. Downer, Junr, 

Per Favour of Mr. Jas Orr of Portsmouth. 
P. S. There was a Nephew of yours in the Prison, but he had the 
good Fortune to come but a little before the last Prisoners were sent home 
His name Abel Downer,^ Had not there been agoing to be a Cartel, We 
with Mr. Wren, would have got him off. We should all be glad to hear 
from you at all Opportunities. 

(William Downer, the signer of the letter above, was one of the 
English Downers, who, with Mr. Wren, befriended the prisoners and aided in 
their escape.) 

tProbably Abel (No 131S) s of Dr. Abraham Downer of Weathersfield, Vt. 



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312 GEORGE, of Cadmus ('^^'Cyrus), m in 1852 Lovica, dan 
of Abner Griffith, of Seneca, Mich. Had 

313 Anson, b 1853; m Sarah L., dau of Joseph Falkenburg, and 

had Gertrude, EflBe, Mabel E. Flossie H. and Olive. 

314 Cyrus, b 1855; m in 1880 Ella, dau of Charles Burch, of Adrian, 

Mich. She d in 1892. Had Anne ; Wesley. 

305 AVERY H., of College Point, N. Y. f^'George W.), 
m 26 Nov, 1864, Mary, dau of Darius Banks, of Dan- 
bury, Ct. She b 29 Aug, 1840. Had 

315 Clarence A., b 28 Jan, 1866. 

316 Mortimer B.. b 23 Dec, 1868. 

317 Blanche M., b 1 June, 1874. 

318 Alvah G. b 7 Feb, 1876. 

308 BYRON G. (^^'George Wm.), m Carrie Tracy. Had 

319 George W., b 3 May, 1880. 

320 Lila M., b 17 July, 1886. 

272 LORAN f ^George G.), m 5 June, 1847, Melinda L., 
dau of Peter H. Foote, of Lenawee Co., Mich. She 
b at Chautauqua, N. Y., 3 Dec, 1828; d Medina, Mich., 
25 Sept, 1881. Had 

321 + Alvah D,, b 15 Oct, 1848. Lives at Prattsville. 

Letter from Dr. Thomas Wren, of England, grandson or grand nephew 
of the great architect who built St. Paul's of London to Doctor Eliphalet 
Downer — from an acquaintance made at the Forten Prison, London, where 
Dr. Downer was a prisoner in the War of the Revolution : 

Portsmouth (Eng.), Nov. 25, 1784. 

Dear Sir — Exceeding happy in your correspondence, I take the op- 
portunity by Mr. Knox to inform you that I received your long and excel- 
lent letter of 29th of June on 4th of Sept. last, on my return from what I 
account a long journey into different parts of the North of England, being 
from home abt. 3 months & travelling abt. 1200 miles. I had not been in 
those parts for sevl years. 

I discover by your last that you have received all my letters, as I have 
yours, & if it please God to spare us a little, we may now expect to exchange 
a letter occasionally & communicate our similar sentiments without inter- 
ruption, from the confusions of war, or the tools & spies of despotic min- 
isters. 



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322 + George P., b 14 Feb, 1851. Rem to Wexford, Mich. 

323 + Darius N,, b 25 July, 1855. Rem to Canandaigua. Mich. 

324 + Edwin C, b 18 Mar, 1859. Rem to Pueblo, Colo. 

325 John, b 10 May, 1866; d. y. 

321 ALVAH D. (-"Loran), m 24 Aug, 1873, Ellen L., dau 

of G. M. Brower, of Medina, Mich. Had 

326 Maud E. (adopted dau), b 18 Feb, 1880. 

322 GEORGE P., of Wexford, Mich. ("^Loran), m 17 Sept, 

1876, Etta M., dau of Richard Johnson, of Mapleton, 
Mich. She b 20 May, 1856. Had 

327 Bertha V.. b 7 Apl, 1878. 

328 Maud L., b 9 Dec, 1880. 

329 Eva May, b 8 Nov, 1884; d. y. 

330 Claud M., b 8 Mar, 1892. 

323 DARIUS N., of Canandaigua, Mich. (^^^Loran), m 29 

Nov, 1877, Sarah C, dau of Augustus Abling of 
Canandaigua, Mich. She b at Dover, Mich., 18 Feb, 
1858. Had 

331 Charles Edwin, b 25 Sept, 1881. 

332 LoRAN A., b 30 June, 1883. 

Your renewed & repeated acknowledgements for my attention to your 
countrys captives, but too long survives all the worth & value of the ser- 
vice. And I am not capable of putting such a flattering estimate upon that 
which always appeared my duty. I trust however that I shall not fear the 
face of man whenever I can relieve oppressed innocence. Your remarks 
on the state of things preceding the detestible war, and of the modest 
claims of the Americans and the Tyrannic views of the British ministry, 
are extremely just. What a glorious lesson Kings & princes received by 
the progress & issue of the war, if they were wise to learn. If the people 
had spirit suitable to the rank God had placed them in, Kings would value 
their own heads too well to attempt to abridge the peoples privileges. 

There still subsists in this country among the disappointed and envious 
much railing at your countrymen. The consideration of your triumphs & 
emancipation rouses their madness, and drives them sometimes even to 
frensy. In my last journey, a few innocent words as I imagnined them, 
respecting your rights & success set a number of men at Manchester into 
the most horrid swearing and outrage. They cursed & damn'd America, 
and American people till their wind failed them. But that which is more 
lamentable is that we have never yet had any ministers since the war that 



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333 Clark C, b 4 Dec, 1884. 

334 Gary W.. b 16 Oct, 1886. 

335 Vera May, b 20 Jan, 1891. 

324 EDWIN C. , of Denver, Colo, f "Loran of Medina, Mich), 
m 9 Oct, 1881, Etta E., dau of Joseph Degraw of 
Onaga, Kan. She b in Davenport, la., 1861. Had 

336 Joseph L., b 13 Dec, 1886. 

337 Ethel M., b 4 July, 1889. 

273 CLARK, of Madison, Mich. ("'George G.),m Clarissa B., 
dau of William Barager (Bagarah), of Albany, N. Y. 
Had 

338 Diana S., b 22 Apl, 1830; m — Oct, 1848, Lewis R. Bennett. 

339 + William B., b 2 Dec, 1832. Removed to Coldwater, Mich., 

Mar, 1882. 

340 Louisa M., b 30 Sept, 1834; m about 1876, Milford Cheever. 

341 Jerome C, b 14 luly, 1837; d 1883. 

339 WILLIAM B., of Coldwater, Mich. (^"Clark), m 32 Oct, 
1857, Margaret, dau of Henry Pontius. Had 

342 Henry C, b 26 June, 1858; d. y. 

343 George H., b 19 May, 1868; d. y. 

344 Maggie Ionf, b 26 June, 1871 ; d. y. 



have had generous just and patriotic views respecting this country or 
friendly ones respecting yours. 

I have been endeavoring a little to befriend the people who suffered so 
deeply & distressingly at Charlestown, near Boston, but such prejudices 
still subsist as impede me greatly. Rev. Mr. Howel, once of Poole, now 
lives at Yeovil, in Somersetshire. He has only had poor health, and not 
met with the best of treatment from the people. He is a fine fellow, a gal- 
lant spirit, & much better fitted for your country than this. Mr. Ducket lives 
at Guilford. Wm. Downer, Junr., went this summer to Philadelphia to 
Captn Woodward, who has most generously employed him & sent him 
supercargo to Cadiz. I doubt not but he will do well. Mr. Clement Sharp, 
a youth of my acquaintance, is settled at Boston, & I shall be much obliged 
to you look in upon him & ask him how he does. Wishing you everything 
good, I am. 

Dear, Sir, yours sincerely, 

Thos. Wren. (Signer!) 
P. S -Give me a line ere long. 



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274 ALONZO, of Fayette, O. f=^='George G.), m Nancy, dau 
of William Lucas, of Medina, Mich. She b 22 Nov, 1820, 
at Rochester, N. Y. ; d 27 May, 1887, at Fayette. Had 

345 Dewitt, b 4 Apl, 1843. Nothing is known of him. 

346 + Darwin L.. b 21 Mar, 1844; lives at Fayette. 

347 Dexter A., b 23 May, 1846. Rem to Morencie, Mich., in 1877. 

348 Dayton E. , b 28 May, 1848. Rem to Hudson, Mich, 

349 Duwayne W., born 10 June, 1850; died 7 Nov, 1893. 

346 DARWIN L., of Fayette, O. ("'^Alonzo), m Sarah, dau? 
of Samuel Smith, of Fayette, 7 Oct, 1875. Had 

350 Ira, b 29 Oct, 1883. 

276 REV. SAWYER B., of Prattsville, Mich. ('^'George G.), 
m at Medina, Mich., 15 Dec, 1839, Abigail, dau of 
Joseph Pixley, of Wright, Hillsdale Co, Mich. She 
d — Sept, 1889. Had 

351 Susannah, b 28 Nov, 1840; m 28 Nov, 1859, Ambrose Hinkle, of 

Norton, O. Rem to Ramson, Mich. Had Abigail, d. y. ; 
Aletha, d. y.; George B., 27 Aug, 1864; Nettie A. , 8 Nov, 1868 ; 
EffieB., 9 Apl, 1872; Diana R., 9 Oct, 1879; Chester H., 30 
Sept, 1894; Ruth A., 4 Jan, 1897. 

352 Mary, b 8 Jan, 1843, at Seneca, Mich. ; m 16 Mar, 1863, Adney 

J. Young, of Wright, Mich. He b 28 Apl, 1840. Rem to 
Benton Harbor, Mich. Had Edward A., 1 Jan, 1863; Edith 
D., 28 Jan, 1893; d. y. 

353 Adeline, b 7 Feb, 1845; m 36 Apl, 1866, John Field and rem to 

Hudson, Mich. He b in Onondaga Co, N. Y., d at Hudson, 
30 May, 1895. Had Edgar F., 16 Nov, 1867; Frank, 8 Aug,. 
1870; Herbert, 11 Feb, 1878. 

354 + Sawyer Pulaski, b at Wright, 9 Apl, 1847. 

355 Amy F., b 18 Feb, 1849; m (1st) 21 Feb, 1869, George Broom, Jr. 

He b 4 May, 1844, Northamptonshire, Eng. ; d at Prattsville, 
Mich.. 17 Oct, 1886; m (2d) 1 Nov, 1891, Wm. B. Moore, of 
Waldron, Mich. By first husband had William, 26 Sept, 1870; 
Frederick, 10 Dec, 1874. 

356 Lois, b 16 Apl, 1851; m 24 Dec, 1875, Wm. H. Chivers, M. D., of 

Pittsford, Mich. Rem to Colon, Mich., in 1881, and to Jack- 
son, Mich. , in 1891. Had Roy W., 18 July, 1878. 

357 Diana R. , b 37 Mar, 1853 ; d 3 Oct, 1873. 



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354 SAWYER P. (-"»Rev. Sawyer B.), m 25 Dec, 1872, 
Eleanor, dau of S. W. Coman, of Wright, Mich. She 
b 21 Feb, 1848. Had 
358 Leo L. , b 26 May, 1874. 

209 DEACON ZACCHEUS, of Franklin Dist., of Norwich, 
Ct, and Lebanon, N. H. ('^''Andrew); m 23 Sept., 
1762, Mrs. TaUtha Packard (Norwich rec). She d at 
Lebanon about 1838, aged 94 years. Had, recorded 
at Norwich, 

559 Bethiah, b at Franklin, 10 Aug, 1763; d unm at Lebanon, 

N. H. 

560 Sarah, b at Franklin, 28 May, 1765. She probably d. y., as 

tombstone at Lebanon, N. H., mentions that Sarah, dau of 
Zaccheus and w Talitha Downer died there 29 Nov, 1801, aged 
16 years. Latter was probably Sarah 2d. 

(Zaccheus above also had the following b at Lebanon, 
N. H.): 

361 + Andrew, b — Jan, 1769 (Lebanon rec). He rem (1st) to New- 
ark, N. Y., and, about 1825, to Troy. Mich., where he d 22 
July, 1845, aged 76 years, 4 months. 

862 Zaccheus, b about 1771-3. 

363 + Silas, b about 1774-6. Like his father, he was a Deacon of the 

Lebanon Church. He rem to Moore's Prairie, now Mt. Ver- 
non, 111., in Jan. 1828, and d there, 1832-3. 

361 ANDREW, of Troy, Mich. (^'^^Zacheus), according to his 
descendants, now living in Michigan, m Mercy Har- 
ris (not Mary, as per Lebanon rec). His w Mercy d at 
Troy 15 July, 1843, aged 74 years. Had, all b at 
Lebanon, N. H., 

364 + Guerdon L., b about 1793. Rem (1st) to Beverly, Randolph 

Co, W. Va . , later to Washington, Guernsey Co, O . , and still 
later to Sunbury. Delaware Co, O.. where he d in 1844. 

365 -I- Oliver Ellis, b about 1797. Rem (1st) to Beverly and to Troy, 

Mich., in 1838, and d there in Dec, 1838. 

366 + Edmund, b 1801 ; died 26 Aug, 1851, at Liuden, Mich. 

367 Phebe, b 1812. 
.368 Clarissa, b 1823. 



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•369 Laura, b 19 Dec, 1799: d at Pontiac, Mich.. 7 July, 1873. She 
m 26 May, 1826, Jesse Gregory, and rem to Troy, Mich. He 
b at Skaneateles, N. Y., 4 Sept, 1796; d at Troy, Mich., 23 July, 
1849. Had Ellen S., 14 Oct, 1828; Clarissa, 22 Feb, 1830; 
Augustus, 2 Apl, 1832; Henry W., 8 Aug. 1834, d. y. ; William 
E., 22 Apl, 1836, d. y. 

.364 GUERDON L., of Beverly, W. Va., and Sunbury, O 
(■'"Andrew), m, in 1815, Elizabeth Bolton. She b in 
Vermont, place not given. Had 

370 Jefferson H., b at Honeoye, N. Y. 

371 Mary A., b May, 1818. She m (2d time) Carpenter, and 

d in 1888 at Fremont, O. 

372 4- Andrew E., b 4 Aug, 1822. at Beverly. Rem to Linden, Mich., 

in 1844. and still lives there. 

373 Fanny J., b 2 June, 1826; m 22 Feb, 1848, Israel B. Hyatt, of 

Linden. He b at Reading, N. Y.. 14 Feb, 1825; d at Linden, 
Mich., 10 Apl, 1884. Had Charles E., b 17 Nov, 1848, d 11 
Jan, 1859; Alice A., b 16 Oct, .1853, d 27 Aug, 1879. 

374 + Fernando W., b at Troy, Mich., Aug, 1834. Rem to Byron, 

Shiawassee Co, Mich; later to Gains, Mich, where he d in June, 
1895. 

372 ANDREW E., of Linden (^Guerdon), m (1st) Elizabeth 
Homer of Beverly, W. Va., 13 Mar, 1844. She b 
1815, d 26 Sept, 1883, at Linden; m (2d) 30 Jan, 1884, 
Susan A. Leland, dan of George W. Burrows of Oak- 
land Co, Mich. By 1st w had 

375 Lacy, b 9 Dec, 1844; d 3 May, 1886. She m Lobdell. Had 

Alice, Lewis, MoUie. 

376 Mary E., b 20 Jan, 1847, m Cooper of Linden, and has dau 

LenaE., b 19 Jan. 1873. 

377 Helen M., b 10 Jan, 1849; d. y. 

378 Andrew D., b 11 June, 1852; d. y. 

379 John, b 12 June, 1854 ; d. y. No issue by 2d w. 

365 OLIVER E., of Beverly, W. Va., and Troy, Mich. 
(^'Andrew), m Susan Walker of England; b about 
1800. She d 20 Apl, 1878, at Romeo, Mich . Had, all 
at Beverly, W. Va., 



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401 John Walker, b 16 Feb, 1826. Rem in 1881 to Titusville, Pa., 

and is still (1899) living there. He m (1st) in St. Paul, Minn., 11 
Aug, 1852, Abigail R., dau of Joseph Palmer of Candia.N. H. 
Sheb 27 July, 1815; d at Titusville, Pa., 1. Jan, 1892. He 
m (2d) Celia, dau of Russell Hill of Eden, N. Y. No issue 
by either w. 

402 Sarah E., b Sept, 1830; m 15 July, 1852, Horace A. Jenison, of 

Romeo, and rem to Detroit. Heb at Walpole, N. H., 16 Jan, 
1815, and d at Romeo, 3 Mar, 1892. Had Henry, 14 July, 
1853, d. y. ; Frank, 12 May, 1856, d 25 July, 1870; Eugene A., 
4 Apl, 1858; B>Ton, 8 May, 1860. 

403 Andrew E., b 20 June, 1834; d unm. 

366 EDMUND, of Linden (''"Andrew), m a dau of Isaac 
Peck, of Livonia, Mich. Had 

404 + Warren A. , b at Troy, 7 Aug, 1836. Rem to Durand, Mich. 

404 WARREN A., of Durand, Mich. (='^Edmund), m Mary 
J. Preston, of Tyrone, Mich. Had 

405 F. J. 

406 Chester A. 

407 Nettie. 

374 FERNANDO, of Gains, Mich. (^'^^Guerdon L.), m (1st) 
Lovina Burt; m (2d) Julia McGonigal, both of Linden. 
By first had one dau, now dead. By second had 

408 Flora, ; m Kahler. 

409 Catherine ;m Davis. 

363 SILAS, of Lebanon. N. H., and Mt. Vernon, 111. ('^"^ Zac- 
cheus) m (1st) at Lebanon, 4 Mar, 1798, Hannah Bos- 
worth. She d 29 May, 1803; m (2d), at Lebanon, 8 
Oct, 1804, Betsey (Bosworth) Hodges, sister of Han- 
nah, and widow of Nathan Hodges, of Norton, Mass., 
Mansfield Ct, and Lyman, N. H. She had no i^sue 
and d in 1836-7, aged 80 years. By 1st w ha:!, at 
Lebanon, 

410 Anna, b 4 Dec, 1798; d 1814. 

411 + Marlin. b 11 May, 1801; ci-d 24 June, 1842, at the old Lebanon 

(N. H.) homestead. 



THE NEW YORK 

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TILBEN FOUNDATIONS^ 




HENRY DOWNER INGRAHA^r, M. D. (No. 419). 



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412 + John, b 19 Oct, 1802. He followed his father to Mt. Vernon, 

111., in 1833, and died there 19 Mar. 1897. 

411 MARLIN, of Lebanon f«'Silas and w Hannah), m 27 
Oct, 1827, Elizabeth (Betsey), dau of Rev, Benjamin 
and Lydia Hoyt, of Croftsbury, Vt. She b 30 June, 
1810; d 10 Mar, 1842. Had, all b at Lebanon, 

413 Benjamin Silas, b 31 May, 1839. He m 1 July. 1853. Sarah A., dau 

of George Post, of Lebanon. Rem in 1860 to Chicago, but 
returned to Boston and Lebanon in 1893; lives at Lebanon; no 
issue. 

414 Susan Maria, b 37 July, 1831; m 36 Jan. 1856, George D. Far- 

num. of Francistown. N. H., and in 1860 rem to Medford, 
Mass. He b 7 Aug, 1829. Had Fred E., 23 May. 1861, rem to 
Worcester Mass. ; Frances L., 6 Oct, 1863, m in 1883, Fred Mills, 
of Medford; Clara M., 27 June, 1866, m 28 Apl, 1893, Charles 
H. Newcomb, of Neponset, and rem to Atlantic, Mass; Henry 
Ingraham, 7 Aug. 1869; Marlin D., 4 Oct, 1871, rem to Provi- 
dence; Irving B., 11 June, 1873, m 20 June, 1894, Abbie An- 
derson, of East Boston, and lives at Medford. 

415 Samuel Tyler, b 29 Dec, 1833; d at Croftsbury, Vt, 6 Jan, 

1858; unm. 

416 Frances Eliza, b at Lebanon. 1 Mar, 1836. Rem to Manches- 

ter. N. H.. in 1853 ; m at Bradford, Mass., 11 Aug, 1860. Benj. 
G. Brooks, of Manchester. He b at Hennikee, N. H., 10 Apl, 
1819. He d at Magnolia, Va., 12 Dec, 1880. Had Benj. F., 
33 May, 1861, d 23 Mar, 1883 ; Maria A., 15 Feb, 1869; Jessie 
F., 35 Jan, 1875, m Kimball W. Bates, of Manchester, in 1895. 

417 Lucena M., b 15 Nov. 1838 ; m 24 Apl, 1861, Rev. Clark S. Btis- 

well, of Barton, Vt., and rem in 1890 to Littleton, N. H. Had 
Henry C, b at Croftsbury, Vt., 28 Jan, 1862, he rem to 
Buffalo, N, Y., is professor in Niagara University and a prom- 
inent physician of that city; Marion E., b Marshfield, Vt., 14 
Apl, 1864 ; Ada M.. b Norwich, Vt., 12 June, 1868; Clara L. , 
b West Windsor, Vt., 6 Dec, 1874. 

418 John M.. b 38 Feb, 1840; m in 1863 to Annie Steel, at St. John, 

Mich., and d there 16 Oct. 1876 ; no issue. 

419 George Henry, b 31 Dec. 1841. Upon the death of his mother. 

when he was but eleven weeks old. he was adopted by Mr. and 
Mrs. Eber Ingraham. of Thetford, Vt., and in 1856 rem with 
them to Arcade, N. Y. He graduated in Feb, 1866, from 
the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo ; later 



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attended lectures at Bellevue (N. Y.) College and Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania; spent a year in European hospitals; 
practiced in Chautauqua Co, N. Y., until 1882, when located 
at Buffalo, N. Y, In 1883 was an organizer of the medical de- 
partment, Niagara University, and was prof essor of diseases of 
women and children. Later, when Buffalo and Niagara Uni- 
versities were united, he was made clinical professor of diseases 
of women and children. He was for 15 years surgeon to the 
Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, and organized the first 
training school for nurses ever formed in a Catholic hospital. 
Is now surgeon to the Riverside and Erie Co Hospitals, mem- 
ber of State and national medical societies, and a most promi- 
nent physician of Buffalo. He is a member of the Masonic 
order . His portrait is given elsewhere. 

He m (1st) in Oct, 1871, Mary A., dau of Laurens Langdon, 
of Kennedy, N. Y. ; she d in Oct, 1873 ; m (2d) Sept, 1885, 
Lucia Tiffany, widow of Lieut. Albert E. Sprague, U. S. N., 
and dau of Silas Tiffany, of Jamestown, N. Y. No issue by 
either w. 

(After the death of (411) Marlin his family rem to Crofts- 
bury, Vt.) 

412 JOHN, of Mt. Vernon, 111. (^"Silas), m 1823-4:, Sarah, 
dau of Walter Neal, of Albany, Vt. She b about 
1803; d 1 May, 1883, at Mt. Vernon. Had 

430 Talitha, b 22 Aug, 1827 ; d Dec, 1892, at Mt. Vernon; m about 
1845, James Wescott, of Mt. Vernon. 

421 Silas, b 15 July, 1829, and is still living at Mt. Vernon . Hem 

15 Apl, 1852, Hearty, dau of Samuel Schenck, of Mt. Vernon. 
She b 9 July, 1825, in New York; d 13 June, 1897. at Mt. 
Vernon; no issue. 

422 + John, b 27 Mar, 1834. Lives at Mt. Vernon. 

423 Walter M., d unm in 1862, He enlisted in a volunteer reg. from 

Illinois in late war, contracted a fever while in the army and 
d 1862. 

424 William M. ; d unm in 1862. Enlisted and d from same cause as 

his brother Walter, in 1862. 

425 James P. ; d in 1873; m Mary A. Bradley, of Mt. Vernon ; no rec. 

426 Zachariah W., b 1849 ; d 1873, unm . 

427 Sarah M., b 29 Dec, 1846; m 25 July, 1867, Elijah Collins, of Mt. 

Vernon. 



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422 JOHN, of Mt. Vernon ('''John), m 7 Mar, 1855, Sarah, 
dau of Joseph Bradley, of Mt. Vernon. She b 13 
Aug, 1834; d 21 Feb, 1895. Had, all at Mt. Vernon, 

428 Martha, b 11 Dec. 1855; d. y. 

429 Oscar M., b 24 Jan, 1857; m 6 June, 1878, Anna Maltby, of Polo, 

111. Rem to Sacramento, Cal., in 1888. 

430 Orson O., b 14 Nov, 1859; unm. 

4:31 Amy B., b 17 Sept, 1863 ;m 11 June, 1890, Rev. J. D. Henry, of 
Bluford, 111. RemtoXenia, 111. 

432 Lydia M. , b 15 Oct, 1865 ; unm. 

433 Willie B. , b 31 Jan, 1868; m 4 May, 1890, Sarah Addison, of Mt. 

Vernon. 

434 John F. , b 5 May, 1870; m 5 July, 1893, Mattie Wigginton, of St. 

Louis, Mo. 

435 Eunice D., b 18 Oct, 1874; unm. 



THETFORD BRflNCH. 



167 JOSEPH, of Thetford, Vt. ('^'Joseph), m (1st) 7 Apl, 
1755, Alcessa Cushman, of Coventr}-, Ct. (Norwich rec) ; 

m (2d) Asenath . She b 1755; d at Thetford, 

12 Aug, 1831. (Thetford rec.) By 1st w had 
4B6 Luther, b at Lebanon, Ct., 24 July, 1756. (Norwich rec.) 

437 + Cushman, b at Lebanon, Ct., 17 Mar, 1762. Rem in 1815 from 

Thetford to Hanover, N. H., where he d 26 Apl, 1841. He 
was a soldier in the Vermont service in both the Rev. War and 
that of 1812. 

438 LucENA. 

439 Polly. 

By second w had 

440 + Gardner, b at Thetford, 3 July, 1775 ; d there 16 Feb, 1840. He 

inherited the Thetford farm and homestead from his father, 
and it has been since continuously occupied by his descend- 
ants, Mr. William H. Downer, g s of Gardner, being the pres- 
ent occupant. 

441 James . 

442 Deborah . She m her cousin, James Downer (s of James). 

of Thetford. 

443 Lucretia . She was b 20 Sept, 1781 ; m Richard Crandall; 

no issue. 

444 Cynthia, b 3 Mar, 1783; d at Thetford, 14 May, 1822. She m 

Joseph Hosford (3d), 10 Oct, 1801. Had Cynthia, 17 Apl, 
1802, d. y. ; Joseph O., 6 July, 1803, d. y. ; Senir, 8 Oct, 1804, 
d 19 Sept, 1864, at Roxbury, Mass.; Cynthia, 29 Jan, 1806, d 
9 May, 1832, at West Fairlie, Vt. ; Lydia, 7 July, 1807. d 13 
Aug, 1820; Lotan, 28 July, 1813, d in 1893. He m Martha 
lUood, of Vershire, Vt. 

445 LvDiA , m Edmund Lucas in Aug, 1790. 

437 CUSHMAN, of Thetford, Vt. ( '^^Joseph), m 15 June, 
1786, at Thetford, Hannah Garey, of Lebanon, Ct. 



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She d at Thetford, 31 Oct, 18U. Had 

446 Theodany, b 6 Mar, 1787, d at Thetford, 14 Oct, 1814; unm. 

447 4- Milton, 18 Aug, 1789. Rem to Norway. N. Y. , about 1840, and d 

Apl, 1857, at Trenton Falls, N. Y. He was a soldier in war of 
1812. 

448 AzoR Addison, b 15 Nov, 1791 ; d 15 Nov, 1814, at Lyme, N. H.; 

unm. 

449 Newton, b 15 Sept, 1793; d at Oxford. N. H., 16 Jan, 1815; 

unm. 

450 + JosF.PH Gibson, b 5 Mar, 1798. Rem to Auburn, N. Y., in 1823, 

and became prominently identified with its early growth. He 
was an extensive manufacturer of nails, machinery and edged 
tools. By the means of improved machinery, which he devised, 
the price of nails was reduced from 12 to 4 cents per lb. His 
nails, with a letter D stamped on the head, were largely used 
in the construction of many of the churches and other build- 
ings at Auburn and other places. The first cracker and shawl 
machine used in New York State and some of the first milling 
machines of Rochester were built by him. He had a warm, 
social nature, led an exemplary life, and was much respected 
for his honesty in business dealings. He united with the 
First Presbyterian Church in Auburn early in life and was one 
of its officers for thirteen years. He rem to Rochester in 1872 
and d at the residence of his dau, Mrs. Kennedy, of that city. 

22 June, 1888, and was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, 
Auburn. 

451 + Asa Burton, b 26 Mar, 1799. Rem (1st) to Canton. N. Y., and 

later to Ashburnham, Ont., and d there 1 Mar, 1861. 

452 Diantha (twin), b at Thetford, 15 Aug, 1801 ; m Erastus Palmer, 

and rem to Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d at Canton, Y. Had Newton, 
b at Parishville, N. Y., 3 Jan, 1828; Lucius, b at Pierpont, N. 
Y., and d Sept, 1893; Martha, b 4 Mar, 1829. at Potsdam, N. 
Y. . m Joseph Bryant, of New York City, and rem to Brooklyn ; 
Bryant, b in New York City, d in Brooklyn Feb, 1892; Mary> 
b at Potsdam, 2 Nov, 1832, m — Taft, and rem (1st) to Green- 
bush and (2d) to Brooklyn. 

453 Diana (twin), b 15 Aug, 1801; m Oct, 1820, Ira W. Johnson, 

of Thetford, Vt. He b 30 June, 1792. He d at Thetford, 

23 Aug. 1860. She d at Thetford, 1 June, 1878. Had Han- 
nah G., b 23 Dec, 1821, d 12 Feb, 1868, she m Alden Wilmot, 
of Thetford; Emily R., b 14 June, 1824, d 20 Feb, 1884, she 
m Calvin L . Hosford and rem to Monroe, N . H . ; Harry C . , 
b 4 Nov, 1829, m Lucinda C. Dearborn; Harmony B., b 4 June, 
1841, m Harvey D. Plummer, of Plainfield, N. H. 



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^54 Harmony, b at Thetford, Vt., 27 Feb, 1804; m 4 Nov, 1824, 
Daniel Bridgeman, of Hanover, N. H. ; d at Lebanon, N. H., 
16 Apl, 1891. Had (i) Mary C, b 20 Aug, 1825, d. y.; (ii) 
Collina, b 26 Aug, 1827, d. y.; (iii) Laura Dewey, b 21 Dec, 
1829, d 24 May, 1889, (she was the blind girl made famous by 
Dickens in his "American Notes"); (iv) Daniel A., b 10 Aug, 
1832, m 31 Aug, 1860. Salome Sprague, of Milford, Mass., and 
rem to Decatur, 111. ; (v) John D., b 9 July, 1834, m 17 May, 
1866, Hannah Bridge, of Stowe, Vt., lives at Hanover N, H. ; 
(VI) Milo B., b 2 Nov, 1838, d.y. ; (vii) Mary A., b 25 Jan, 1842, 
d 14 Nov, 1859;(vni) Collina F., b 18 Feb,1845, m 28 Nov, 1867, 
T. Dwight Simmons, and lives at Lebanon, N. H. ; (ix) Ellen 
D., b 29 Apl. 1850, m 7 Oct, 1869, Carlos H. Simmons, of 
Hanover, N. H., m (2d) 29 Mar, 1877, Charles E. Pulsifer, of 
Lebanon, and is living there. 

447 MILTON, of Norway and Trenton Falls ( "'Cushman), 
m 18 Sept, 1814, Serena, dau of Abram Perkins of 
Parishville, N. Y. She b 5 Apl, 1795; d at Trenton 
Falls, 5 Nov, 1856. Had 

455 + Adney Perkins, b at Thetford, 23 Apl, 1816. Rem (1st) to 

Petersburg, Rennselaer Co, N. Y., in Apl, 1822, and (2d) to 
Norway about 1844. and to Trenton Falls in 1854, and d there 

28 Jan, 1893. 

456 Caroline L., b 24 Sept, 1817; d at Middleville, N. Y., 10 Oct, 

1891 ; m 10 Jan, 1838, William Matteson, of Petersburg, N. Y. 
He b 28 Feb, 1810, and d at Poland, N. Y.. 15 Apl, 1880. Had 
William, b 26 Sept, 1841, m 26 June, 1864, Julia A. Wiser of 
Deerfield, N. Y. , and rem to Bridgewater, N. Y. Laura S. , 

29 July, 1845, d, y. ; Adelia L. (twin), 18 May, 1849, m Charles 
A. Snyder, 19 Mar, 1873, and rem to Herkimer; [Amelia J. 
(twin), 18 May, 1849, m 5 July, 1870, John Yates of Russia, 
N. Y. ; Nelson M., 23 Sept, 1854, d 17 Jan, 1871 ; Moses Joseph, 
10 Dec, 1857, m Jan, 1889, Mae Sackett of N. Y. city, and 
lives on Jersey City Heights N . J. 

457 William, b 18 Feb. 1819; d. y. 

458 Hannah Sophia, b at Hanover, Vt, 18 Mar, 1820; m in 1841, 

Waldo Ward of Norway, Herkimer Co, N. Y. He b 4 Oct, 
1805, at Dover, N. Y. ; d 23 Apl, 1895 at Poland, N. Y. Had 
Sarah Isabel, 29 Dec, 1842, m 30 Aug. 1866, Isaac Clark of 
Holland Patent, N. Y. ; Carrie G., b 5 Nov. 1844. m 21 Feb, 
1872, Horace Mitchell of Poland, N.Y.; Mary Josephine (twin), 
29 Nov, 1850, m 6 Sept, 1870, Dwight Western of Poland, N. Y. ; 



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Martha E. (twin), 29 Nov, 1850, m 5 Jan, 1870, Villeroy Moon, 
Gravesville, N. Y, 

459 Sanford L., b 15 July, 1822; d. y. 

460 + Asa Burton, bat Hoosick, N. Y.,4 Jan, 1825; m Delilah Du- 

Bois, of Norway, and lives at Trenton, N. Y. 

461 + Joseph Case, b near Lansingburg, N. Y., 18 Aug, 1826. Rem 

about 1842, to Norway, N. Y. Enlisted as a private, Dec, 
1861, in 2dN. Y. Heavy Artillery ; was promoted to be Ser- 
geant, served two years and six months and was killed, 'SI 
May 1864, by a sharpshooter in a skirmish, while crossing the 
Tolopotomy Creek with his regiment, and was buried near the 
battle field of the Wilderness. He participated in four battles 
of the war, viz: 2d Bull Run, Spottsylvania, North Anna, and 
as above. The portrait of him given on another page is from 
a photograph taken while he was stationed at Fort Strong, 
near Washington. 

462 + Henry Gardner, b at Grafton, N. Y., 12 Sept, 1829. Rem (1st) 

to Herkimer, N. Y., and is now (1899) living at Milford, Ct. 

463 -+- Albert Lansing, b 19 Apl 1836; m Mary Richardson, of Tren- 

ton Falls. He enlisted same time and reg. as his brother 
Joseph; was present at the second battle of Bull Run, but 
being accidentally wounded while in camp, was discharged 
soon after from the service . He is now living at Westfield, 
Mass. 

464 Sarah L., b 30 Mar, 1839; d. y, 

455 ADNEY PERKINS, of Petersburg, N. Y. ^"Milton), 
m 29 Oct, 1838, Lydia Mahala Bailey, dau of Henry 
Bailey, of Trenton Falls. She b 24 Aug, 1818, at 
Hoosick, N. Y., and is still living (1899). Had 

465 Mary Syrena, b 27 Mar, 1840; m 6 Aug, 1871, David C. Lock- 

ard, of Whitesboro, N. Y. ; no issue. 

466 William H., b 28 Apl, 1841; m (1st) Lydia Phillips; (2d) Mary^ 

J. Rosen ; (3d) Louise Edwards. He rem to Sioux Falls, S. D^^X 

467 Alta Elizabeth, b 31 Mar, 1843 ; d 8 Jan, 1895T m 2 May, 1868, 

Sylvanus Burr, of Booneville, N. Y., and rem to Norbome, 
Mo. ; no issue. ^ 

468 + John M., b at Norway, N. Y. ; 28 Mar, 1848. Rem to Freeman, '^ 

S. D. , and later to Turner, same State. In Nov, 1896, he was 
elected for two years' term as member South Dakota Legisla- 
ture. 



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469 Joseph Erastus, b 9 Dec, 1849 ; in 15 Oct, 1879, Addie E. Jones 

of Remsen, N. Y., and rem to Poland, N. Y. ; no issue. 

470 Abbie De Etta, b 19 Nov, 1856 ; m 26 Aug, 1875, Seth Young, 

of Steuben, N. Y., and rem in 1883 to Martinsburg, N. Y. 
Had Seth A., 18 May, 1877; John H. H., U June, 1879; Hattie 
C, 24 Nov, 1885. 

471 RozELL A., b 13 July. 1861 ; d. y. 

468 JOHN M., of Freeman, S. D. (*^»Adney P.), m 6 Oct, 
1873, Alice L., dau of William L. Simpson, of Tren- 
ton Falls. She b 10 Apl, 1854. Had 

472 Julius Z. , b 12 Dec, 1877. 

473 Adney p., b 27 Aug, 1881. 

474 Minnie O., b 16 Mar, 1883, 

475 W. Simpson, b 8 Aug, 1886. 

476 Lewis M., b 4 Oct, 1888. 

477 Nellie M. , b 18 June, 1894. 

478 Mary L., b 23 Feb, 1876; d 6 July, 1887. 

450 JOSEPH G., of Auburn, N. Y. ("^Cushman), m 25 
Mar, 1825, Elizabeth Louisa, g dau of Joseph Dudley, 
first Governor of Massachusetts, and dau of Linus 
Norton, of Hartford, N. Y. She d at Auburn, 18G8. 
Had 

501 Elizabeth H., b at Port Hope, Canada, 4 June, 1827. She m 

1 Aug, 1843, Martin H. Kennedy, of Esperance, N. Y. He b 

2 Mar, 1821. Had Joseph H., b 27 Oct, 1844, m Francis E. 
Lee of Rochester, in July, 1861, he enlisted in the war, was 
in the service until discharged in 1865, took part in numerous 
engagements, was wounded in the thigh at the battle of the 
Wilderness, in the knee at Cold Harbor, in the right lung, and 
left for dead on the field while planting the flag on Fort Harri- 
son, and was promoted for his braver}'; Elizabeth H., b 17 
July, 1846 ; Harry R., b 18 Dec, 1849. m 18 Oct, 1877, Clara E. 
CHft, of Skaneateles; Arthur, b 28 May, 1853. d. y. 

502 Altia Amelia, b at Auburn. N. Y., 11 Aug, 1829 ; d there 30 

Apl, 1865 ; m 31 Dec, 1850, J. Wesley Smith, for many years 
editor of the Alba?iy Argus. He b at Auburn, 22 May, 1827, 
d at Albany, 31 Oct, 1885. Had Charles D., b 16 Sept, 1851; 
George N., b 29 Apl, 1853, d at London, Eng., 27 Nov, 1880 



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Lily Maria, 21 June, 1857; she m 12 Oct, 1880, George Worth- 
ington, of Cleveland, O. 

503 Sophia Louisa, b 4 Sept, 1831, d at Watkins, 15 Feb, 1874. She 

m 21 June, 1852, John J. Van Allen, of Watkins, N. Y. He b 
at Birdsall, N. Y., 22 Sept, 1826 ; d at Watkins, 20 Dec, 1897. 
Had Charlotte L., b 29 Aug, 1853, she m S. Lewis Comstock, 
of Oxford, N. Y. ; Washington Irving, b 5 July, 1855, he m 10 
Nov, 1878, Harriet E. Wait, of Valatie, N. Y.; Altia A., b 
2 July, 1859, m James J. Hollingshead, of Detroit; Margaret 
K. , b 6 Nov, 1865. 

460 ASA BURTON, of Trenton Falls ("'Milton), m 7 July, 

1846, Delilah, dau of Joel Dubois, of Norway, N. Y. 
She b 22 Mar, 1822; d 11 Jan, 1895, at Trenton, N. Y. 
Had 

504 Savilla S. , b 19 Nov, 1847 ; m — June, 1878, Austin Mcintosh 

of Trenton. Had Arthur, Grace. 

505 Harriet, b — Jan, 1852, d — Feb, 1882 ; m in 1874 John D. 

Wheeler, of Trento!!, and rem to Copenhagen , N. Y. Had 
Lena, Arthur, Carrie 

506 Burton A., b 25 Mar, 1850 ; unm. 

507 Milton J., b 15 Jan, 1857. Rem to Buffalo, and d there 188G; 

m Grace, dau of John Taggart, of Watertown, N. Y. ; no issue, 

508 Arthur H., 11 Jau, 1859; d. y. 

461 JOSEPH CASE, of Norway and Trenton Falls ("'Mil- 

ton), m 23 Mar, 1855, Helen A., dau of Waldo S. 
Ward, of Russia, N. Y. She b 14 July, 1837, and 
lives at Hartwick, N. Y. Had, all b at Trenton Falls, 

509 Julia Syrena, b 8 July, 1857; m 9 Nov, 1893, George H. Stud- 

ley, of Rockland, Mass., and rem to Hartwick, N. Y. He b 
at East Abingtou, Mass. 

510 H. Eugenia, b 30 June, 1859; m 19 Aug, 1891, Frederick 
Knight, of Montville, Me., and removed to Middletown, Ct. 
He b 3 Feb, 1865. Had Warren McK. 23 June, 1892; d. y. 

462 HENRY G., of ^lilf jrd, Ct. (^"Milton), m (1st) Harriet 

McLaughlin. She d in eastern Washington Co, N. Y. ; 
m (2d) Sara J. Timmerman, of Manham, N. Y. ; m 



G2 

(3d) Arietta Johnson, of Milford, Ct. No issue by 1st 
w. By 2d w had 

511 Harry Milton, b 23 June, 1859. Now living at Westfield, 

Mass. 

512 + Ralph Timmerman, b 24 Mar, 1861, at Wabash, Ind. Now 

(1899) living at New Haven, Ct. 

513 + William Victor, b 22 Aug, 1868, at Victor, N. Y. Now living 

at Hartford, Ct. 

By 3d w had 

514 Reuben Holland, b 7 Oct, 1877, at Orange, Ct., and lives at 

Milford. He m, 11 May, 1898, at Waitsfield, Vt., a dau of 
John J. Chase. She b 19 Aug. 1876. 

512 RALPH T., of New Haven (^■^Henry G.), m (1st), 10 

Mar, 1887, Martha D., dau of Herman Buman, of New- 
Haven. She b 1 June, 1865; d 17 Feb, 1891. He m 
(2d) 1 May, 1894, Elizabeth McH. Leeds, of Glasgow, 
Scotland. By 1st w had 

515 Caroline S. , b 16 Dec, 1887. 

516 Grace M., b 21 July, 1889. 

By second w had 

517 Ralph C . , b 20 Feb, 1898. 

513 WILLIAM v., of Hartford (^'Henry G.), m 15 Aug, 1888, 

Delilah, dau of Russel H. Carpenter, of Potsdam, N. 
Y. She b 1 Dec, 1870, at Herman, N. Y. Had 

518 Victor, b 13 Apl, 1893. 

451 ASA BURTON, of Ashburnham, Ont. (*"Cushman), 
b at Thetford, 26 Mar, 1799. Rem to Peterboro, 
Ont. ; m Caroline, dau of Ebenezer Smith, of Hart- 
ford, 16 Sept, 1820. Had 

519 + Joseph Newton, b 23 Sept, 1823, at Truxton, Cortland Co, N. Y. 

Rem to Peterboro, Ont. 

520 + George Taylor, b3 June, 1825. at Truxton; d at Painesville, O. , 

2 April, 1859. 



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521 Eliza W.. b 8 Nov, 1828, at Hope, Ont. ; m Archibald K. McDon- 

ald, of Peterboro, Ont, 30 July, 1845. She d at Cleveland, 
O., 6th May, 1884. Had Joseph N. and Asa B.; both rem to 
Denver, Colo. 

522 + William C, b at Peterboro, Ont., 26 June, 1834; d 1 Mar, 1888. 

523 + Asa B., b at Peterboro, Ont, 10 May, 1838. 

524 + Lewis S., b 14 May, 1844. 

519 JOSEPH N., of Peterboro, Ont. («» Asa B.), in 16 Jan, 

1851, Sarah Louisa, dau of Capt. Terrence Kennedy 
of Hudson, N. Y. She b at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 
21 Mar, 1828; d at Auburn, N. Y., 31 Jan, 1895. Had 
— Edward N., b at Peterboro, 1 May, 1852; d. y. 

525 + Benjamin Franklin, b at Peterboro, 17 Apl, 1853. Rem to 

Cleveland and later to Painesville, O., and now lives at Cin- 
cinnati. 
526 -h Frederick K., b at Painesville. O., 29 Nov, 1857. Rem to 
Auburn, N. Y. 

527 George B. and Newton W. (twins), b 12 Nov, 1855; both d. y. 

520 GEORGE T. {*^^Asa B.), m 22 May, 1854, Harriet L. 

Thornton of Pelham, Ont. She d at Painesville, 2 Apl, 
1859. Had 

528 George, b at Cleveland. 

529 Charles, adopted by Searles of Madison, Lake Co, Ohio. 

522 WILLIAM C, of Peterboro, Ont. ("^AsaB.), m Mary 
A., dau of John Mitchell of Ashburnham, Ont. Had 

530 Caroline A., b 30 June, 1861 ; m 3 July, 1889, Thomas H. Foster, 

of North Monaghan, Ont. 

531 + John Mitchell, b at Ontonabee, 2 Apl, 1883. 

532 Eliza Jane, b at Cramah, Ont, £2 Mar, 1865; m at Percy, Ont, 

80 June, 1886., George T. Dixon, of Campbellford. 

533 Annie May, b at Cramah, 18 Aug, 1867; m 23 Oct. 1889, Alex. 

F.Melrose of Scotland. Rem to Goff's Falls, N.H. Had Freda. 

534 Agnes Delia, b 13 Aug, 1869; m 5 June, 1895. John H. Smith 

of Ashburnham. 

535 Adeline, b 22 Aug. 1872. Graduated 21 Oct, 1898, from the 

Bishop Memorial Training Schojl for Nurses at Pittsfield, 
Mass., and lives there. Her picture appears on another page. 

536 Asa William, b 5 Aug, 1875. 



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523 ASA BURTON {*'' Asa B.), m 18 Apl, 1805, Julia, dait 

of Daniel McGrath, of Ontonabec. Had 
5:57 Georgf. b at Ontonabee, 1867. 

538 Cassy, b at Peterboro, 1870. 

539 Carrie, b at Ashbumham, 1872. 

540 Asa B., b at Ashburnham, 1876. 

524 LEWIS S., of Ashburnham, Ont. ("'Asa B.), m (1st) 

25 Aug-, 186:3, Elizabeth, dau of Roger Murray, of 
Ontonabee; she d 3 Dec, 1870; m (2d) 6 Sept, 1871, 
Catherine E., dau of Oliver Buck, of Ashburnham. 
By first w had 

541 + Asa B., at Ashburnham, b 13 Mar, 1865. 

542 + WiLUAM J., b 10 Mar, 1868. 

By second w had 

543 Charles F., b 1 Sept, 1872. 

544 Oliver F., b 3 Jan, 1875. 

545 Lewis S. , b 18 Nov, 1879. 

546 Annie M., b 20 July. 1882. 

547 George W., b 2 June, 1885. 

548 Hazel Victoria M., b 12 Mar, 1895. 

525 BENJAMIN F., of Painesville (-'''Joseph N.), m 30 

Aug, 1881, Kate E., dau of Francis Frederick Thack- 
well, of Cleveland, O. Had j 

549 Frederick N., bat Cleveland, 26 July, 1882. 

550 Franklin E., b at Auburn, 12 Apl, 1885. 

551 Mildred, b at Cleveland, 25 May, 1893. 

526 FREDERICK K., of Auburn, N. Y.(^'7oseph N.), m23 

Nov, 1881, AnnaM., dau of Edwin T. Donaldson, of 
Painesville, O. Had 

r.52 Clarice Emily, b at Auburn, N. Y., 30 May, 1895. 

531 JOHN M. ("'^William C), m 3 Dec, 1890, Clara E., dau 
of Edward Allen, of Campbellford, Ont. Had 
553 Edith L., b 22 Feb. 1892. 



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541 ASA B. f''*Lewis S.), m 27 Sept, 1892, Matilda, dau of 

Martin Henry, of South Monaghan, Ont. Had 

554 William James, b 1898, 

555 Newton, b 1895. 

542 WILLIAM J. (^^^Lewis S.), m 22 July, 1893, Emma, 

dau of John Welch, of Ontonabee. Had 

556 John G., b 1894. 

557 Mertel v.. b 1895. 

440 GARDNER, of Thetford, Vt. ('^'Joseph), m 28 Feb, 
1802, Mabel, dau of Roger Ranstead, of Thetford. 
She b 25 Mar, 1776; d at Thetford, 18 July, 1852. 
Had 

558 John R., b June 18, 1803; d 25 Apl, 1809. 

559 HuLDAH, b 2 Nov, 1804; d 11 Sept, 1807. 

560 OcTAViA, b 29 Mar, 1806; d 17 June. 1846. She m Abel Blood, 

— Dec, 1836, and rem to Lyme, N. H. 

561 Elvira, b 24 Jan, 1808 ; d 30 Dec, 1847. She m WilUam Wilcox, 

— Nov, 1834, and rem to Orford, N. H. 

562 Sabrina, b 18 Mar, 1810; d 7 Jan, 1888. She m 6 Feb, 1833, 

Thomas J. Coombs, and lived at Thetford. 
668 Arabella, b 29 Sept, 1811; d 13 July, 1846. She m — Dec, 1832, 
Lyman Hinckley, and lived at Thetford. 

564 Aletha, b 1 Apl, 1817; d 11 Aug, 1871; m in 1857, Randall 

Buzzell. Rem to Manchester, N. H. 

565 + Henry Harrison, b 19 Apl, 1818; d 23 Sept, 1872. He lived 

and died in the old homestead of his father and grandfather. 

565 HENRY HARRISON, of Thetford ("^Gardner), m 4 
Feb, 1840, Susan, dau of Levi Knight, of Thetford. 
She b at Thetford, 1 Aug, 1820, d 25 Jan, 1891. Had, 
all at Thetford, 

566 + William Henry, b 19 Jan, 1841. He is living (1899) on the 

farm and in the house built by his g g f Joseph Downer at 
Thetford. 

567 James Edgar, b 8 Mar, 1843; d 4 May, 1869. Rem to Boston. 

Mass. He m 28 Oct, 1868, Arabella A. Babbett. 



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568 Arabella Hinckley, b 16 July, 1844; d 16 Aug, 1846. 
r)69 Oscar Gardner, b 14 Feb, 1846; d 28 July, 1847. 

570 + AzRo Knight, b 17 Oct, 1847 ; d 13 Apl, 1874. Rem to Mount 

Holly, N. J. He m 25 Dec, 1871. Rosa Queen. 

571 Samuel Harrison, b 30 June, 1849; d 27 Mar, 1852. 

572 George Leonard, b 15 Mar, 1851 ; d 15 Sept, 1880. 

573 Susan Ellen, b 30 Nov, 1857; died 3 June, 1866. 

566 WILLIAM HENRY (^^^Henry Harrison, of Thetford, 
Vt.), m Mar>- L. Stevens, 17 Feb, 1868. Had 

574 Abbie Susan, b 22 July, 1870. 

575 Mary Emma, b 18 Feb, 1872. She m G. F. Richardson, 15 

Aug, 1896. 

576 Harriet Jerusha, b 19 Apl, 1874. 

577 Nellie Lucinda, b 4 July, 1878; d Sept, 1880. 

578 George Henry, b 10 Aug, 1880. 

579 Mabel Ranstead, b 18 July, 1886; d. y. 

580 Flora Hinckley, b 9 Mar, 1889. 

570 AZRO K., of Mt. Holly, N. J. (^"^ Henry Harrison), m 
25 Dec, 1871, Rosa Queen. Had 

581 Susan Knight, b — July, 1873. 

170 JAMES, of Lebanon, Ct., and Windham ('"Joseph), m 
30 April, 1761, Lois Lathrop. (Lebanon rec.) She 
d 18 July, 1813, aged 71 years. (Gager Cemetery.) 
Had 

601 + James, b 23 Oct, 1761. He was a soldier in the Rev. War and 

received a pension. He rem to Thetford, Vt., about 1780. He 
d 1849. 

602 + Uriah, b 3 Oct, 1763; d 16 Feb, 1828, and is buried in Gager 

Cemetery, at Franklin. Lived at South Windham. 

603 4- Shubkl, b in Lisbon, Ct., 1772; d at So. Windham in 1851. 

604 -h Sylvester , b at Lisbon, Ct. ; d 18 Feb, 1850, aged 77. 

605 Sawyer, b 1775; d 16 Oct. 1786. 

606 -t- Rogers K.. bl777; d at Windham, 9 June, 1842. He was a phy- 

sician, and lived at Columbia, Ct. 



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607 Polly . She remained unm; made her home with her 

brother Sylvester, became blind before her death, and d 22 
Feb, 1843. 

608 Lavinia ; she m Osbon. 

609 Wealthy Ann, b 1769, d at Stonington, Ct., 14 Sept, 1833, aged 

64; m 23 Jan, 1790, William Stanton Frink of Stonington. He 
b 26 Apl, 1765. Had (i) William S., 17 Dec, 1790, m Sarah 
Grant and rem to Taylorsville, 111., where he d Sept, 1887, 
he was a judge and held several public offices; (ii) Fanny 
Rogers, 8 Aug, 1792, m Joshua Brown and rem to N. Y. State ; 
(ill) Benjamin F. , 12 Aug, 1794, d unm at Matamoras, Mex. , 
in 1830; (iv) Pitts Downer, 12 Oct, 1796, m Nancy Pendle- 
ton; (V) Mary Ann, 12 Oct, 1798, m (1st) Gilbert Miner, m 
(2d) Samuel F. Peekham of Newport, R. I., she d 8 Aug, 
1876; (VI) Josephine, 27 Sept, 1800, m Levi H. Smith, d 29 
Nov, 1854; (vii) George W., 17 Mar, 1803, m Louisa Ladd 
of Franklin, Ct. ; (viii) Martha H., 27 Apl, 1805, d 11 Oct, 
1850, m James Avery Downer; (ix) Alexander G., 5 Apl, 
1807, m Mary Miner of Stonington, d Aug, 1880; (x) Lucretia 
M., 9 Mar, 1809, m Edward B. Young of Windham, 17 Jan, 
1836, d at Newport, R. I., 28 Dec, 1884, had Mary Josephine, 
Edward A., Augusta M., Harriet E., William B. ; (xi) Har. 
riet A., 6 Sept, 1811, d 18 May, 1864, m William H. Burleigh 
of Woodstock, Ct. ; (xii) Lois Ann, 13 Dec, 1813, m John 
Baldwin of Windham, d in Boston, 1 Aug, 1881. 

610 Charlotte, b . She or her sister Desire probably m 

Norton and lived in Syracuse, N. Y. 

611 Acsah, b 1788, d 7 June, 1864, aged 76. After the death of her 

sister Wealthy she m William S. Frink, husband of Wealthy ; 
no issue. 

612 Desire . She or her sister Charlotte above probably m 

Stephen Hosmer and rem to Willimantic. 

601 JAMES, of Thetford (""James of Lebanon and So. 
Windham, Ct. ), m (1st) his cousin Deborah, dan of 
Joseph Downer, of Thetford. (It is related that he 
was so proud of his bride that he took her on a pillion 
behind him on horseback all the way back to Windham, 
to show her to his family.) M (2d) Hannah Little, 
of Boscowen, N. H. By first w had, all at Thetford, 

-613 Uriah Lathrop, b 12 Jan, 1790. He m Penelope Cadwell and 
had 14 children. 



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614 James Harvey, b , 1791 ; d 15 Mar, 1793. 

615 Poi.i-Y. b 10 Dec, 1793; d 28 Sept, 1794. 

616 Diana, b 30 May, 1795; d. y. 

617 Polly, b 15 Jan, 1797. She m and rem to N. Y. State. 

618 AsENATH, b 19 May, 1799. She m Hasen Chamberlain. Had 

Harvey, Austin, Oramalle. 

619 James Harvey, b 18 July, 1801; d. y. 

620 Desire, ; d aged 16. 

By second w had, all at Thetford, 

621 Deborah, b 10 Mar, 1810; m (as 2d w) at Alstead, N. H., 24 

Sept, 1837, Isaac Famsworth. Rem to Green, Chenango Co, 
N. Y. Had Maria E., 8 June, 1838; Harlan J., 10 Aug, 1839; 
Isaac, 6 Mar, 1841; Austin, 27 Sept, 1843; Albert, 29 Sept, 
1845 ; Franklin, 18 July, 1848. Isaac went out as a missionary 
for the American Board. 

622 James Ramsom, b 29 Apl, 1811 ; d about 1881. 

623 Charlotte, b 21 Dec, 1813; m in 1834, James Harris, of Lowell, 

Mass. Rem to Michigan. Had Henry H., 3 May, 1835; 
Charles, 4 Oct, 1836; Alba, 13 Jan, 1839; Solon C, 8 Aug, 
1841; Frances C, 23 Jan, 1843; Edgar R, 7 May, 1845. 

624 AcsAH,b 16 Jan, 1815. She m Alba Smith, of Windham, Ct. 

He died in Norwich, Ct. 

625 MARiAH,b20 Nov, 1816; m William P. Moore. Rem to Wor- 

cester, Vt. 

626 Mahala, b 10 Oct, 1818; m Newell Carr. Rem. to Warner, 

N. H., in 1853. 

627 + Sylvanus, b 10 Sept, 1820. Rem to Norv.nch, Ct., and was 

Chief of the fire department there. He enlisted in the 18th 
Conn, in Aug, 1862. Was with his reg at Winchester on June 
13, 14 and 15, 1863. He was taken prisoner on the latter date, 
sent to Libby Prison, where he remained three weeks, when 
he was paroled and afterwards exchanged. He rejoined his 
reg, and was promoted to be Color Sergeant. Was ordered 
to Martinsburg, and was in service in the Shenandoah Valley. 
During the months of June and July, 1864, his reg is reported 
to have marched 1,100 miles, and during the year 1,300 miles. 
He participated in six engagements, viz.. New Market, Lynch- 
burg, Snicker's Ford, Winchester, Berrj'ville and Piedmont, 
besides being in numerous skirmishes. He was severely 
wounded at Piedmont and captured. Was sent first to Staun- 
ton, later to Andersonville, where he died of slow starvation, 
Nov 5, 1864. His remains were brought to Norwich and 
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628 SoPHRONiA, b 11 May, 1822 ; m in 1846, George Savory, and rem 

in 1851 to Warner, N. H. 

627 SYLVANUS, of Norwich C^^ames, of Thetford), m 26 
Mar, 1848, Emma E., dau of David Drummond, of 
Bath, Me. She b 26 Mar, 1828. Had 

629 William Henry, b at Norwich, 2d Apl, 1849; d at Boston, 26 

Sept, 1872. 

630 + Frank A., b 8 June, 1852. Rem to Providence, R. I. 

631 Ada Estele, b 7 Sept, 1860; m 24 Mar, 1898, David N. Lathrop, 

of Norwich, and rem to Jersey City, N. J. 

630 FRANK A., of Providence (^''Sylvanus), m Marietta 
Wood, of Norwich. Had 

632 Susan, b at Hartford, Ct., 4 Sept, 1882. 
Also 4 others ; d. y. 

602 URIAH ('™James, of South Windham), m Asenath Mor- 

gan. She d — Dec, ]848, aged 81 years, and is buried 
in the Gager Cemetery at Franklin. She had a brother, 
Elisha. Had 

633 DuDSON, b at Lebanon in 1803; d at Lebanon, 1 June, 1856. He 

m (1st) 19 Nov, 1840, Sophia Scott, who d 12 Mar, 1848, in 
44th year; m (2d) 1 Feb, 1852, Celinda, dau of John Moulton, 
of Windham. She b 29 Dec, 1807, and d in Scotland, Ct., 18 
Jan, 1885. Affer his death she m, 21 Oct, 1861, James H. 
Kingsley, of Scotland. No issue by either w. 

634 Sydney, b in 1806 ; d 7 Mar, 1809. 

635 Sydney (2d), b at Lebanon, 30 Mar, 1809; d 1 Dec, 1882. He 

lived in the old Joseph Downer homestead at Williams' Cross- 
ing, partly in Lebanon, Franklin, South Windham. Hem 
widow Howard, nee Jane E., dau of Harry Newcombe, of 
Scotland, Ct. 

636 Mary, b ; d 22 Feb, 1843 ; lies buried in the Gager Cemetery 

at Franklin, and was unm. 

603 SHUBEL (^'"James), m in 1799, Bridget, dau of Simeon 

Palmer, of South Stonington. She b 1778. She d 
South Windham Nov 11, 1857. Had 

637 + Simeon Palmer, b at Lisbon, Ct., 10 Jan, 1802; d at Columbia, 

Ct., 21 Feb, 1899. 



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f)38 Jamks, b 11 Dec, 1803; d 26 Dec. 1808. 

G39 + Jamks Avery, b at Lisbon, 17 June, 1806. Rem to Windham, 
where he was, first, a lieutenant and later a captain of a mili- 
tia artillery company. He was a wagon maker by trade, and 
d at New London, 14 May, 1870. 

640 Mary Adeline, b at Windham, 11 June, 1809; d unm 30 Mar, 

1891. 

641 Lavinia, b at Windham, 6 Apl, 1812; d unm 9 Mar, 1879. 

642 Horace, b at Windham, 10 Mar, 1815. Still living there (1899), 

unm. 

643 Thankful Louise, b , 1818, d at Roxbury, Mass., 12 Oct., 

1847. She m Rev. John Brooks, of Roxbury. Had Mary 
Louise and Adelaide ; both d. y. 

644 Joseph N. , b 1818 ; d unm at Windham, 12 May, 1891, aged 73. 

604 SYLVESTER, of Lebanon C™ James), m 26 Nov, 1799 
at Franklin, Ct., Anna Sheffield. She bl781; d at 
Franklin, 14 Sept, 1850. Had, all at Franklin, 

645 Fenno, b 9 May, 1804. Was a doctor, and rem to New Orleans, 

and probably died there. 

646 Sabrina, b 12 June, 1806; m Leonard Dart, of New London, 80 

Oct, 1831 ; her name, found at Franklin, is Ellen S. A. 

647 Samuel Franklin, b 7 May, 1815; d unm 10 Mar, 1851. 

606 DR. ROGERS ('""James), m Anna, dan of Oliver Kin- 
ney, of Windham. She b 1780; d 19 July, 1852. Had, 
all at Columbia, Ct. , 

648 Marcia, b 12 Mar, 1805; d 5 Nov, 1868. She m — Mar, 1824, 

George Wright, of Columbia, Ct. Had Emily A. , 7 July, 1825, 
d 25 Jan, 1842; Elizabeth J., 5 May, 1827. d 29 Jan, 1891 
Charles H., 18 Apl, 1834, d 11 Dec, 1878; Emily A. (2d), 
Feb, 1842. She m M. Winslow Little, 15 Nov, 1869. 

649 Eliza, b 27 Feb. 1803; d 30, Apl, 1882. She m Benjamin Harts- 

home, of Columbia; no issue. 

650 Melvina, b 19 Feb, 1809; d 4 May, 1890 ;m John B. Ticknor, of 

Columbia. Had Daniel P. 

651 -'r WiLLAKD HosMER (twiu), b 31 Dcc, 1815. Rem to Warners, N. 

Y., in 1833, and to Baldwinsville, N. Y., in 1845, and d there, 
15 May, 1887. 



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652 + William (twin), b 31 Dec, 1815; d at Columbia, 26 Apl, 1892. 

653 Emily K, b ; d 13 Oct, 1824. 

651 WILLARD HOSMER. of Baldwinsville, N. Y. (Dr. 

^^'Rogers, of Columbia, Ct.), m Jane E., dau of Benj. 
F. Smith, of Granby, Oswego Co, N. Y. Had 

654 + William W., b at Granby, 13 June, 1844. Rem to Buffalo in 

1889. 

655 Benjamin Hartson, b 9 Feb, 1846. Rem in 1878 to Buffalo, N. 

Y. ; m 12 June, 1867, Fannie, dau of Joseph Beach, of Ballston 
Spa, N. Y. She b 24 Oct, 1845, at Pompey Hill, N. Y. ; no 
issue. 

656 Jennie E., b 4 Apl, 1851; m (1st) 10 Nov, 1868, C. A. Adams, 

Jr. ; he d 16 Mar, 1886; m (2d) —Ap], 1896, M. M. Freeborn, 
of Angelica, N. Y. 

657 Carrie M., b 18 Apl, 1853; m Thos. J. Stone in 1890 and rem to 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

654 WILLIAM W. (^^Willard Hosmer), m 23 July, 1868, 
Hannah M., dau of Daniel J. Kelly, of Baldwinsville, 
N. Y. She b at Lysander, N. Y., 7 Nov, 1846. Had 

658 WiLLARD Hartson, b 18 June, 1873. Rem to Buffalo in 1889. 

659 William W.. b — Jan, 1875 ; d. y. 

660 Annie, b — Oct, 1877; d. y. 

652 WILLIAM pDr. Rogers), m 2 Apl, 1839, Marianne 

Little, of Columbia, Ct. Had 

661 ELLENM.,b2 Jan, 1840;d5 July, 1873; m Henry G. Woods- 

worth, 23 Apl, 1862 . Had Annie P. , 10 May, 1865 . 

662 WiLLARD W., b 4 May, 1841. 

663 Annie T., b 10 Sept, 1843; d 19 Dec, 1873; m 6 June, 1865, J. 

Theodore Tracy. Had John C, 3 Nov, 1870; Louis D., 3 Oct, 
1872. 

664 Julia C, b 20 May, 1848; d 7 Apl, 1851. 

665 H- Frank L., b 4 Aug, 1852. 

666 EsTELLE J., b 6 Sept, 1855; m 25 July, 1881, Richard O. Lyman. 

Had Ethel E. , 2 July, 1882. 

667 + Harry E., b 29 July, 1861. 



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665 FRANK L., of Columbia, Ct. («^' William), m Angeline 
Geddes. Had 



668 


Mariannk. 


669 


William. 


670 


Frank. 


671 


Robert. 


672 


Anceline. 



667 HARRY E., of Columbia, Ct. f ^'William), m Emma L. 
Williams, 10 Sept, 1890. Had 
673 LeRoy W., b 9 July, 1893. 

637 SIMEON R («'^'Shubel), m 8 Apl, 1830, Lucy, dau of 
Nathan Lee, of Lebanon. She d 30 Apl, 1864, at Nor- 
wich. Had 

701 Sarah S., b at Lebanon, 18 May, 1832; d 10 Feb, 1833. 

702 Mary Adeline, at Lebanon, 3 Dec, 1833; d at Norwich, 1866. 

She m Everett Brown, of Norwich. 

703 + James Lathrop, b at Franklin, 9 Aug, 1838. Rem to Columbia 

in 1848. 

704 Lucy Ann, bat Windham, 7 June, 1845; d, unm. at Norwich 

in 1865. 

703 JAMES L. ('^''Simeon P.), m 11 Mar, 1860, Adelaide L., 
dau Asahel O. Wright, of Columbia. Had 

705 J. Hortense, b 15 Sept. 1861; d at Hartford, —Jan, 1894. She 

m William P. Robertson, of Hartford. 

706 Katie E., b 21 Jan, 1864. She m John W. Fuller, and lives at 

Columbia. 

707 BuRDETTE W., b 24 Sept, 1866. Rem to Hartford. Ct. 

708 Gkorgiana, b 24 Nov, 1869; m J. Eugene Winter, and lives at 

Columbia. 

639 JAMES AVERY, of Windham C^'Shubel), m (1st) 19 
Oct, 1828, Martha, dau of William S. Frink, of Ston- 
ington. Ct. She b 27 Apl, 1805; d at Windham, 11 
Oct, 1850; m (2d) 1 Mar, 1854, Phebe (Wilson) Loomis, 



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dau of Jared Wilson, of Sterling and Willimantic, Ct. 
By first w had 

'709 William A., b at Windham, 30 Apl, 1830; d at Norwich, 9 May, 

1868, unm. 
'710 Martha Louise, b 30 May, 1836. She m, 17 Aug, 1858, William 

A. Bonney. He b Abingdon, Mass., 3 Aug, 1802. Rem to 

Roxbury, Mass. Had Hattie L., 4 May, 1859, d 3 May, 1880; 

Annie E., 6 Oct, 1861; William H., 11 Aug, 1871. 

By second w had 

'711 Frank S., b at New London, 19 Aug, 1858. He m 11 Aug. 
1886 (name not given). She d 11 Jan, 1893. 



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172 DR. ELIPHALET DOWNER, of Brookline, Mass. 
C^^oseph), m 19 June, 1766, Mary, dau of Benjamin 
and Mary Gardner, of Brookline. She b 5 June, 1738; 
bap 11th day of the same month, and d at Brookline 
in 1788. Had, all at Brookline, 

712 + Joseph, b 28 Jan, 1767 ; bap 15th of Feb following. He rem to 
Cookstown (now Fayette City), Pa., of which place he was a 
first settler, and d there 14 July 1838. The circumstances of 
his going to Cookstown were as follows : Sarah Hall, whom he 
married as 2d w, owned a farm on which she lived, near Pitts- 
burg. After their marriage, in company with a family by 
name of Cook, he went to Fayette Co, and took up a large tract 
of land, and, together with them, founded the town of Cooks- 
town. He owned and operated a sawmill, a cotton and wool- 
en mill, and also a grist mill, all of which were located on a 
stream called " Downer's Run," a tributary of the Youghiogeny 
River. He also acquired much land in Ohio, where the towns 
of Dayton and Marietta now stand. It appears that after his 
death the Ohio property passed into other hands, who, in con- 
sequence of some disagreement atnong the heirs, are said never 
received a proper title. Mr. Downer was a musician and organ 
builder of reputation, and it is said that the first pipe organ 
built west of the Alleghanies was of his own construction. He 
built altogether three organs, the first of which was disposed 
of to the Cook family, the second to the Brownsville Catholic 
Church ; the third and last was retained by himself, and may 
still be seen at the home of his daughter, the late Mrs. John 
Thirkeild, at Fayette City. We are told that his first organ 
was a wonder to the people of Western Pennsylvania. People 
came from far and near to hear it played. On one occasion a 
party had come from a distance of 15 or 20 miles for the pur- 
pose, and seeing an old-fashioned warming pan hanging on 
the wall, asked if that was the organ. "Well," said Mr. 
Downer, "I am somewhat bashful about plajdng the organ 
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play it tor you," whereupon he took the warming pan, and 
such full and delightful music came back from the next room 
that the strangers were filled with amazement. 

713 Mary (Polly), b 12 Dec, 1768; bap 25th of same month; d 2 

Feb, 1785. 

714 ToNNY, b 28 July, 1771; d. y. 

715 + Samuel, b 24 July, 1773; bap the 8th of following month; d at 

Roxbury, 23 July, 1854. He began the more active and 
responsible duties of life in 1797, and continued therein until 
the mature age of eighty years. He was an active mer- 
chant and a successful horticulturist, and distinguished him- 
self in the development of new varieties of apples, pears and 
cherries. His wife belonged to the Coffin and Gardner fam- 
ilies of Nantucket, both of whom are prominently identified 
with the industrial and political interests of New England, 
He was a man of much public spirit, and to his personal efforts 
were due the restoration, preservation and beautifying of the 
cemetery of the old historic Dorchester Church, of which Rich- 
ard Mather, the father of Increase, was pastor from 1635 to 
1669, and where he and many others of the early settlers of 
Massachusetts lie buried. 

716 + John, b 12 Aug, 1775; bap 20th of same month; lived at Rox- 

bury; was drowned in the Monongahela River, 18 May, 1818, 
while returning from a visit to his brother Joseph, at Cooks- 
town, and was buried at Elizabeth, Pa. 

717 Eliphalet, b 13 Jan, 1777; bap 19th of same month and d 12 

July, 1778. 

712 JOSEPH, of Fayette City, Pa. ('"Dr. Eliphalet and 

Polly Gardner), m (1st) Roberts; m (2d) 1 

Aug, 1791, Sarah Hall, who lived near Pittsburg. 
Sheb 22 Feb, 1774; she d at Fayette City, 23 July, 
1852. By first w had one dau, Mary, who d unm; by 
second w had 

718 + George Washington, b 26 Apl, 1792. He d at Cookstown, 19 

July, 1854. 

719 John, b 25 Oct, 1793. He is said to have rem (1st) to Savannah, 

O. ; (2d) to Vermillion, O. , and when last heard from was 
living in Portland, Ore. He wasm and had one s Joseph and 
two daus, names not given. All certain trace of this family 
seems lost. 

720 Samuel C. , b 7 Oct, 1795 ; d. y. 



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721 Eliphalet, b 18 Mar, 1797; d 20 Aug, 1822, by falling from a 

window, while walking in his sleep, while at a hotel in 
Wooster, O. 

722 +- James Cook (Captain), b 6 Apl, 1799. Rem (1st) to Hawesville, 

Ky.; d at Ocean Springs, Miss., 18 Apl, 1879. He was first 
engaged as a builder and contractor at Louisville and Cin- 
cinnati, but later, in about 1841-2, he engaged in the coal 
trade between Pittsburg and New Orleans. About 1844 he 
rem with his family from Hawesville, Ky., to the latter city, 
where he continued the business. In 1855 he rem to Ocean 
Springs, Miss. At the breaking out of the Mexican War, in 
1846, he raised, and was Captain of, a military company 
called "the New Orleans Blues." They enlisted with the 6th 
Louisiana Reg. for six months. While encamped on the 
Texas border, the reflection from the white sand so affected 
his eyesight that he became totally blind. He was a pen- 
sioner of the Mexican War. Previous to his death he was 
pressing, through the Hon. Benj. F. Butler, his own claim, 
together with the claims of others which he had bought, to a 
share of the prize money due his grandfather, Eliphalet 
Downer, from the Paul Jones appropriation made by Con- 
gress, but with the death of Mr. Butler the matter was 
dropped. His portrait is given on another page. 

723 Julia A.,b 7 Oct, 1801. Rem to Gordon, Kan., about 1866, 

and d there unm. 

724 + Samuel, b 7 Jan, 1804; d 2 May, 1832. 

725 Clarissa, b 27 Apl, 1806; m Rev. John Thompson, and rem to 

Gordon, Kan. He d in 1870, and she returned to Fayette City 
in 1876 and d there, 13 Feb, 1887, Her husband was a mis- 
sionary to the Pottawatomie Indians in Kansas, appointed by 
the Free Will Baptists. Had (i) Sarah C. , m Dr. Andrew J. 
Colvin, of near Brownsville, Pa., had Harry and James; (ii) 
Amanda M., b 12 Dec, 1830, d 12 May, 1887, m 27 June, 1848, 
Theophilus M. Kramer, of Webster, Pa., had Clara A. , Charles 
A., Emma, Julia E., John C. F., Caroline, Fred E., George 
W., Uriah C, Mabel C. and Alice C, ; (in) Charles H.; (iv) 
George D. ; (v) Maria E., m Clark Little, and lives at Wich- 
ita, Kan. ; (vi) Laura, m Frank Yount, and rem to Colorado 
Springs, had Katherine E., John D., RoscoeG., Carrie F., 
JuUa E. Her picture is given elsewhere. 

726 LoRETTA, b 30 May, 1808; d, by being burned, 30 June, 1813. 

727 Mary A., b 30 Aug, 1811; <i at Fayette City, 21 Feb, 1890; m 

John Thirkeild, who was b near Brownsville, Pa., 4 Jan, 1799, 
and d at Fayette City, 5 June, 1855. Had Gerald Roscoe, m 




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Sarah J. Mullen, of Fayette City; Edmund Roberts, m in 1890 
Mary J. Snyder, of Hammondsville, O. ; Amanda J,, m 5 June, 
1869, James H. Moore, of Monongahela, Pa.; Joseph D., Mary 
K., Margaret E. and three others d. y. Her picture is given 
elsewhere. 

728 Amanda Catherine, b 18 Dec, 1812; m David Shearer and rem 

to Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa, about 1852-3, and d about 1872. 
Had Sarah R., m Thomas Patterson of Fayette City; Lenora, 
m Edward Noville; Frederick; Clara, m David Beatty. 

729 Eloisa, b 22 July, 1815. She became an artist of much excel- 

lence and achieved considerable reputation as a portrait 
painter. She m Dr. Henry F. Roberts, who was b Dec, 1808, 
in Pittsburg, Pa. , and who d in Mar, 1888, at Uniontown, Pa. 
Rem (1st) to Grand Rapids, Mich., and is now living (1899) 
with her dau Mrs. Eberhart, at Los Angeles, Cal. Her por- 
trait is given elsewhere. Had Emma Helena, m James W. 
Eberhart of Pittsburg; Caroline, m John P. Booth; Maria 
Heath, m Jens E. Yikiob at St. Thomas, D. W. Indies; 
Lucy Ely, m Edward Maher, of Dublin, Ireland. Her picture 
is given elsewhere. 

730 Nancy Maria, b 20 June, 1819; m Dr. William Egan and rem to 

Chicago. Had Josephine, m William Goodall ; Alice, m Harry 
Goodall; William. 

718 GEORGE W. ( "'Joseph), m in 1817, Mary, dau of Jere- 
miah Abbott, of Cookstown. She b 4 Jan, 1800; d at 
Cookstown, 23 Dec, 1863. Had 

731 William Mullen, b 26 Jan, 1819; d 6 Aug, 1841. Rem to 

Pittsburg. 

732 + Albert Gallatin, b 21 July, 1821; still living (1899) at Allen- 

port, Washington Co, Pa. 

733 Amanda Eliza, b 23 Jan, 1824 ; m Samuel C. Hill, 27 March, 1843 ; 

rem to Monongahela City, Pa. He b County Down, Ireland, 
15 May, 1819; came to America in 1828; rem to Pittsburg 
in 1845, later to Monongahela City in Oct, 1851. Had Isabella, 
2 Sept, 1844; Lauretta Jane, 6 July, 1846; Mary Elizabeth, 17 
Jan, 1848, d 20 June, 1858; Eliza E., 8 Sept, 1850; Samuel 
Shelby, 15 U&y, 1853; David T., 30 May, 1856; Robert F. B., 
22 Sept, 1859; William C, 5 March. 1864. 

734 Maria Louisa Bonaparte, b 2 Sept, 1826 ; m 1 Oct, 1846, James 

Masters. He d 24 Dec, 1886. Had George D.. 2 Nov, 1847; 
Julia S., Feb, 1850. d. y; Sarah E., 8 Sept, 1851, d. y; John 
H., 20 March, 1856, d 30 May, 1890; Levaida, b 12 Oct, 1866. 
d 21 Dec, 1880. 



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73r> James Theodore, b 2 July, 1829; d 27 Sept, 1852. 

736 Elmer Hussey, b 10 Nov, 1832; d 8 Jan. 1863. 

737 Lauretta, b 24 April, 1839; d. y. 

732 ALBERT G. ("^George W.), m 26 Dec, 1844, Ruth 
Helen, dau of George Conkey, of Vermont. She d 1 
June, 1889. Had 

738 + William S., b 14 Jan, 1846, at Bath, Cuyahoga Co, O. Rem to 

Coal Centre, Pa. 

739 + George T., b 20 May, 1848, at Fayette City. Rem to Naomi, Pa., 

in April, 1886. 

740 Loretta J., b 26 April, 1850; d. y. 

741 Mary V., b at Fayette City, 11 Aug, 1853; m 9 March, 1884, 

Levi Nicholas, of South Wales, Pa. ; he b 30 June, 1843. Had 
Reese H., 26 April, 1886; Loretta, 16 Jan, 1890; Ora, 8 Nov, 
1893. 

742 James F., b 27 Sept, 1856; m Oct, 1877, Emma Thorp. 

743 + Joseph E., b 26 Jan, 1859. at Fayette City. 

744 Nancy M., b 11 Aug, 1861. 

745 John H., b 17 Dec, 1863; d 9 July, 1896. 

746 Samuel E., b 16 Oct, 1867. 

747 Robert E., b 11 May, 1871. 

738 WILLIAM S., of Coal Centre ( "'Albert G.), m 25 Dec, 

1870, Catherine Park. Had 

748 Ethel, b 8 Oct, 1871 ; m 16 Feb, 1897, Edward White, of Coal 

Centre. 

749 Charles, b 4 Oct, 1874. 

750 James, b 24 Oct, 1878. 

751 William, b 22 July, 1885. 

752 Carl, b 14 April, 1890. 

739 GEORGE T., of Naomi, Pa. ( '"Albert G.), m4 July, 

1870, Elizabeth, dau of Peter J. Tippin, of Naomi, Pa. 
She b at Temperanceville, Pa. , G April, 1849. Had 

753 Francis R., b 17 Sept, 1871. 

754 WiLBERT M. , b 13 April, 1874. He m 4 July, 1895, Pead Watkins. 

755 George Wm.. b — Oct, 1879; d 3 Feb. 1888. 

756 Bkrtha G.. b 1 March, 1887. 



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"743 JOSEPH E. ("'Albert G.), m G Aug, 1885, Mary E., 
dau of William Faulkner, of Dunkirk, Ind. She b 28 
Feb, 1861, at Fayette City. Had 

757 Ruth, b 8 June, 1886. 

758 William, b 7 July, 1888. 

759 Park, b 16 Jan, 1891. 

760 James W., b 10 April, 1893. 

■724 SAMUEL ("Joseph), m 12 April, 1827, Jane, dau of 
Reece Evans, of Wales, Eng. She b at Cookstown, 20 
Jan, 1808. She d at Monongahela City, 27 Nov, 1879. 
Had 

761 + Eliphalet, b 13 Jan, 1828. He rem to Monongahela City in 

1851, to Elk Co, Pa, in 1853; to Cookstown in 1860, and 
finally in 1863 returned to Monongahela City, where he d 
20 Nov, 1892. 
763 + James William, b 1 May, 1829; still living (1900). Rem suc- 
cessively to Pittsburg in 1845, Monongahela in 1851, Pittsburg 
in 1856, Limetown (now Coal Bluff) in 1859, Monongahela in 
1862, McKeesport in 1880, and Hays City, Kansas, in 1884. 
Ill July, 1861, joined company of volunteers (Capt. McBride) 
at Monongahela City, Pa., for service in the Civil War, and 
after being mustered in at Pittsburg, went immediately to the 
front, the company being sent to the Green River (Ky.) dis- 
trict. Was discharged in the spring of 1863 for disability, the 
result of sickness and injury. In 1864 he again volunteered, 
with rank of 1st Sergeant, in Battery E, 6th Penna. Heavy 
Artillery (Capt. Joseph Keepers), organized Sept 6, 1864, 
at Camp Reynolds, Pittsburg, Pa. On Sept 13 was 
appointed Orderly Sergeant by I. B. Copeland, Lieut. Col. 
commanding the regiment. On the same day (Sept 13) was 
appointed Second Lieut, by Andrew G. Curtin, Governor of 
Pennsylvania. Battery E was mustered into the United 
States service at Camp Reynolds, Sept 15, 1864, and remained 
in active service until mustered out at the close of the war. 

763 Mary Elizabeth, b 4 Sept. 1830; d 23 July, 1847. 

764 Sarah Jane, b 30 April, 1833; d June, 1833. 

'761 ELIPHALET, of Monongahela ( '*^Samuel), m April, 
1853, Catharine, dau of David Procia, of Siegel, Jeffer- 
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d 2 Nov, 1883, at Monongahela. Had 

765 + William Stockdale, b in Elk Co, Pa.. 21 Nov, 1854. 

766 Mary Elizabeth, b 10 Feb, 1857. 

767 + Samuel Miller, b 12 June, 1860. 

768 Sarah Jane, b 30 July, 1862. 

769 Eve Catherine, b 22 Jan, 1866; m 14 July, 1892, at Monongahela. 

Edwin W. Chubb. He b 25 Aug, 1865, at Lebanon, Pa. Rem 
last to Platteville, Wis., in 1865. Had Catherine, 22 Dec, 
1895; Edwin, 17 Sept, 1899. 

770 James Edmund, b 29 Jan, 1869; m 3 Apl, 1900, Jane Risher, dau 

of A. T. McAlister, of Monongahela. 

771 + Harry Roscoe, b 14 Oct, 1873. 

772 Charles DeWitt, b 14 Feb, 1876. Was a member of Co. A, 

10th Penna. Vols, in the late (Spanish) war, and was in active 
service in the Philippine Islands. 

765 WILLIAM STOCKDALE of Monongahela ( '«'Eliph- 
alet), m 24 Sept, 1874, at Pittsburg, Sarah Ella, dau 
of John L. Taylor, of Wheeling, W. Va. She b 1 Oct, 
1856, at Pittsburg. Had 

773 John Frank, b 2 July, 1876. He joined the 10th Penna. Vols. 

in the late (Spanish) war, and was in active service in the 
Philippine Islands. 

774 Samuel Miller, b 18 June, 1883. 

767 SAMUEL MILLER, of Monongahela ( '^'Eliphalet), 
m 11 Nov, 188G, Mary Ella, dau of Godfrey G. Kern, 
of Monongahela. She b 23 Aug, 1864. Had 

775 Godfrey Kern, b 19 Sept, 1887. 

776 Catherine Procia, b 4 March, 1889. 

Eliphalet, b 21 June, 1897. 

771 HARRY ROSCOE, of Monongahela (""Eliphalet), m 
23 Nov, 1898, Henrietta, dau of Thomas Pollock, of 
Monongahela. She b 1 Mar, 1875. Had 

Tom Pollock, b 9 Feb, 1900. 

762 JAMES WILLIAM of Hays City, Kan. ( "^Samuel), m 
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of Pittsburg. She b 19 Jan, 1830. Had 

777 Samuel Miller, b 6 Aug, 1851 ; d by accident 6 April, 1858. 

778 Eliphalet Bell, b 16 March, 1853; d 21 March, 1854. 

779 Mary Elizabeth, b 4 Jan, 1855 ; d 16 July, 1869. 

780 Laura Ida, b 23 June, 1857; m Tom Gibson, of Brooklyn, 

N. Y., 18 May, 1893. Rem to Brooklyn, 1888. Had Laura 
C, 3 Aug, 1894. 

781 Emma May, b 24 Feb, 1860. Rem to Brooklyn, N. Y., 1888. 
782 4- James William, b 20 Feb, 1863. Rem to McKeesport, Pa., 

1880; to Brooklyn, N. Y., 1888. For ten years was private 
secretary to Mr. E. C. Converse, vice-president and general 
manager National Tube Works Company (now National Tube 
Company) . In 1895 he created and organized the foreign de- 
partment of that company and was appointed manager of its 
foreign department, with headquarters in New York and Lon- 
don. In 1898 he rem to London, England. 

782 JAMES WILLIAM, of McKeesport, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and London, Eng. ( "'James William), m 12 Jan, 1892, 
Elizabeth Mozetta, dau of William Nolan Robbins, of 
McKeesport. She b 25 Aug, 1868, at Robbins, 
Westmoreland Co, Pa. Had 

783 Elizabeth, b 8 Nov, 1893. 

784 Emma, b 12 June, 1895. 

Dorothy, b London, Eng. , 12 Feb, 1900. 

722 JAMES COOK, of Ocean Spring, Miss. ( "^Joseph), m 
(1st) Mary Stroyer, of Uniontown, Pa. ; m (2d) in 1832, 

Catherine Mary Catlin (widow), dau Tibbells, of 

Cincinnati, O. She b at Baltimore, Md., 27 June, 1800; 
d 10 Oct, 1868, near Summit, Miss. By first w had 

801 John Henry, b ; d about 1844 at Hawesville, Ky. 

802 Alonzo, b ; rem to Kansas. 

803 Leonora. 

By second w had 

804 Rialdo James Virgil, b Quincy, 111., 25 Dec, 1835; d unm 12 

May. 1862. In 1853 he joined a party of 250 of so called 
" Emigrants " and sailed for Nicaragua, where he was detailed 



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to the navy of Gen'l William Walker. He was attached to the 
sloop " Granada," Capt. J. C. Fassoux. Rialdo sighted the 
gun which blew up the magazine of the Costa Rican " Duze 
DeAvril," and was promoted. His time expiring he sought 
Gen'l Walker, who was then besieged at Rivas, for a discharge, 
but was captured, carried to Costa Rico and released on his 
promise to leave the country. In the Civil War in 1861, while 
living at Summit. Pike Co, Miss. , Rialdo aided in forming the 
" McNair Rifles" and was chosen Orderly Sergeant. His 
company was attached to Major Hardcastle's Third Battalion 
(Mississippi troops), and sent to Bowling Green, Ky.-.ajid was 
engaged at Shiloh. On the fir.st day of the battle Capt. Me-' 
Nair was killed, also the First Lieutenant. On the second 
day, owing to the absence of the other officers, he (Rialdo) 
commanded the company in a charge against the Federals 
and was badly wounded. The Major rewarded his gallantry 
by presenting him a Captain's sword, which had been cap- 
tured from the enemy . This sword is now preserved by his 
brother, the Rev. Robt. B. Downer, at Vossburg, Miss. Thirty 
days after the battle he died at his brother's home in Vossburg 
and lies buried near McComb City. 

805 + Robert Barnes, b at Evansville, Ind., 28 Feb, 1838, while his 

parents were en route from New Orleans to Louisville, Ky. 
His mother had been brought up a Roman Catholic in Baltimore, 
but just previous to his birth had been converted to Protest- 
antism and devoutly consecrated her boy to the ministry. 
He was educated in the New Orleans public schools, but being 
injured by a buggy accident, causing the use of cane and 
crutch for life, his education was completed by private tutors. 
In 1858 he was admitted for trial in the Mississippi annual 
conference, ordained Deacon 1860, Presiding Elder in 1863, 
and has continued to preach in the southern half of Missis- 
sippi and the Florida parishes of Louisiana until the present 
time. He has lived at Ocean Springs and other places in 
Mississippi, and is now at Vossburg. He has in his possession 
a valuable relic, a sword which belonged to his g g f Dr. 
Eliphalet Downer, of Rev. War fame. The Doctor, before 
his death, gave the sword to a friend in trust for her son. The 
son grew to manhood, but not being deemed worthy of such a 
treasure he never received it. Upon the death of the mother, 
her dau, a maiden lady, fell heir to the sword, and for forty 
years steadfastly refused all offers to part with it, until Mr. 
James C. Downer, the father of the Rev. Robert B., persuaded 
her to sell it to him for $20 in gold. 

806 Imogene, b 1840; d. y. 

807 Margaret C. b 1842; d. y. 



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805 REV. ROBERT BARNES, of Vossburg ("^ James C), 
m 20 Nov, 1866, Jane Holbrook, dau of Jonte Equen, 
of Baltimore. She b 16 Aug, 1840. Had 

808 Samuel Harry, b at Summit, Pike Co, Miss., 23 Sept, 1867; d. y, 

809 Kate Louisa, b at New Orleans, 24 June, 1869; m 27 Dec, 1888, 

Dr. Harman H. Barlow. 

810 Nettie Wesson, b at Wesson, Miss., 15 Dec, 1870; d. y. 

811 Susan Virginia, b at New Orleans, 25 Dec, 1873; m 11 July, 

1893, Augustus Cooley, of EUisburg, Miss. 

812 Robert Edwin, b at Biloxi, Miss., 18 Jan, 1876. He m 8 Aug, 

1897, Mattie J., dau of Thos. G. Vining, of Crystal Springs. 
Miss. She b at Bolton, Miss. , 11 July, 1880. 

813 Frank Arthur, b at Newton, Miss., 23 Apl, 1878; d. y. 

814 Charles Equen, b at Ocean Springs, 2 July, 1882. 

715 SAMUEL, of Boston and Dorchester ("'Eliphalet and 
w Mary G.), m 4 June, 1806, Catherine, dau of Cyrus 
Ayres, of Dorchester. Had 

815 + Samuel, b 8 Mar, 1807; d at Dorchester, 20 Sept, 1881.* 

*The name of Samuel Downer, of Boston, was identified with the 
development of one of the greatest industries of the century, and to him, 
as much as to any other one man, was due the rapid introduction of min- 
eral oil illuminations; nor was he altogether a man of business. Like 
his father, he was public spirited and found time to interest himself 
in the affairs of his city and country. Among his intimate friends 
were Horace Mann, Charles Sumner, John P. Hale, Rev. Theodore 
Parker, Dr. Samuel G. Howe, his w Julia Howe, and others prominent 
in New England in his time. He was from the first actively iden- 
tified with the Free Soil party, which in 1848 was formed to resist the 
encroachments of slavery, being led thereto by the shameful treatment 
which William Lloyd Garrison and his friends received in Boston. He 
drew up the resolutions passed at the meeting in Dorchester which was 
called to choose delegates to the Buffalo convention, at which the party was 
formally organized, and at which Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis 
Adams were nominated for President and Vice-President. In 1887 Mr, 
Downer conceived the idea of having a reunion of the old leaders who had 
lived to see the full fruition of their labors in freeing the nation from 
slavery, and in accordance therewith he sent out 220 invitations for a 
gathering to be held at his summer home at Downer's Landing, Boston 
Harbor. Nearly all the invitations were accepted and the occasion proved 
of great interest. Mr. Downer presided at the dinner and delivered an 
address replete with interest to the student of history. Charles Francis 
Adams, E. Rockwood Hoar and others followed with characteristic 
speeches, and a telegram of greeting was received from the poet, John G. 
Whittier. A full report of the reunion has been published and copies are 
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816 Ann Cathirine, . She m W. R. Austin, of Dorchester 

and Boston. Had Catherine, b 13 Aug, 1832; Clara A., b 24 
July, 1838; Samuel, b June, 184G. 

817 Eliphalet, ; d. y. 

818 Polly; d aged 16. 

815 SAMUEL, of Dorchester ("^Samuel), m 13 Oct, 1836, 
Nancy Melville, dau of Capt John DeWolf and g dau 
of Major Thomas Melville, of Rev. War fame. 

The latter was a member of the historic Boston Tea Party . The 
story is told that he was disguised as an Indian, and on his 
return to his own house a quantity of tea fell out of his shoes 
as he took them from his feet. One of his daughters swept 

The business career of Samuel is of interest. When 21 years of age 
his father took him into the firm. In 1844 his father retired and he carried 
on alone the business of manufacturing sperm and whale oil, and sperm 
candles. About 1854 his attention was called to the hydro-carbon oils. 
He spent much time and money in inventions which were designed for 
refining these oils. Indifferent financial success attended his efforts until 
the discovery of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil wells furnished 
such an abundant supply of crude petroleum that he and his associates 
were able to place a refined illuminating oil in the market at such a low 
price that made it at once immensely popular. The price dropped from 
$1.15 per gallon, wholesale, to 25 cents retail. They soon had a monopoly 
of the business. It was soon determined to manufacture the oil at the 
source of supply, and in 1861 he organized the "Downer Kerosene Oil" 
Company of Boston, New York and Corry, of which he was elected the 
president. Going out to Pennsylvania, in company with W. H. L. Smith, 
he "roughed it " in the oil-producing regions for six years. Corry, a town 
founded and named by themselves, was chosen as the base of operations. 
The life and the excitement were congenial to the new president. The pop- 
ular oil fever raged with extraordinary severity. The country was full of 
prospectors — strong, athletic, good-natured men — each of whom carried 
from one to fifty thousand dollars in his pockets. This money changed 
hands once a week or oftener. The proprietors were well armed with 
revolvers and bowie-knives and did not hesitate to use them as occasion 
required. Tramps were numerous and sometimes dangerous. Mr. 
Downer was an exception to the general rule. His credit being good 
along the whole line of operations, he carried but little money and no 
weapons. He was, however, on one occasion mistakenly arrested as a 
deserter from the United States array by a Pittsburg police officer, who 
was in quest of two runaways, one of whom had just been taken. The 
other resembled Mr. Downer, whose personal appearance at the moment 
of arrest was not particularly prepossessing. He was in the third day of 
his journey from Oil City to Titusville. His clothing was soiled, and he 
had "curled up" under a tree and was fast asleep, when the officer awoke 
him and inquired if he had seen another man about there. The drowsy 
but curt reply was that he had not; whereupon the officer arrested him 
and he was not released until he had submitted his papers, pocketbook, 
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up and preserved the accumulation, which for many years has 
been in the charge of Chief Justice Shaw and his descendants. 
Major Melville was further distinguished as the last wearer of 
the old-fashioned cocked hat. Only three of these antique 
articles were known, in Boston, to be in existence some sixty 
years ago. One of them was worn by a gentleman named 
Eaton, and another by a prominent political writer known as 
"Honey" Austin, from his noni de plume of "Honestus." 
Melville survived both, and thus became the last wearer of 
the universally discarded headgear. His hat is now in 
possession of his g dau, Mrs. Downer. Major Melville entered 
upon active military service at the commencement of the 
Revolution, and was afterwards appointed Naval Officer of 
the Port of Boston by President Washington. He continued 
to discharge the duties of that office under the administration 
of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and John 
Quincy Adams, and was at length relieved, at a very ad- 
vanced age, when General Jackson assumed the Chief Magis- 
tracy of the Republic. 

Had 

819 Samuel, b in Boston, 28 Oct, 1837; d. y., at Brighton. Mass. 

820 Mary Catherine, b at Boston, 24 May, 1839; m 25 July, 1861, 

Malcolm Cuyler Greene. He b at Bellevue, O., 26 Apl, 1837. 
Lives at Dorchester. Had Samuel Cuyler, 17 Sept, 1862; 
Malcolm D'Wolf, 5 Aug, 1864; Mary Katherine, 9 July, 1870. 

821 Anne Cecilia, b 6 Sept, 1841; d 9 Sept, 1896, at Vitznow, Switz- 

erland; m 4 Sept, 1862, George C. de Marini. He b at Paris, 
France, in Nov, 1830; was a resident at St. Petersburg for a 
term of years as dentist to the royal family; rem later to Paris, 
where he now resides. Had Mary Melville, b at New York, 2 
Jan, 1864, m 1885, John A. Oldenburg, and rem to Finlayson, 
Minn.; Edward Maynard, b 3 Mar, 1867; Alice M., 9 Nov, 
1869. 

822 Gertrude Melville, b 26 Sept, 1844; m 26 May, 1864, James 

D. Scudder, of Boston. He b at Osterville, Mass., 10 Oct, 
1841; d at Hingham, Mass., 11 May. 1896. Had (i) Mary 
Pamela, 6 Feb, 1869, m 9 Oct, 1884, George B. GHdden, of 
Boston, had James H., 18 Sept, 1885; George H., 23 Dec, 
1887, d. y., Gertrude, 6 Oct, 1894; (ii) Gertrude (twin), 6 Feb, 
1869, d. y. 

823 Marion Gardner, b 27 Mar, 1848; m James B. Littig, of Mew 

York, 25 May, 1871, and rem to that city. He b 6 May, 1840, 
in Baltimore Co, Md. Had Harriet Bond, b 5 Jan, 1873; 
Mary Langsdorf. 18 June, 1874; Marion Downer, b 28 Nov, 
1879, at Garden City, L. I. 

824 Horace Mann, b 28 May, 1850; d. y. 



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825 Alice D'Wolf, b 14 Aug, 1852, m 16 Sept, 1873, Alex Pope, of 

Dorchester. He b 25 Mar, 1849. He is an artist of distinc- 
tion, and lives in Dorchester, Had Samuel D., 10 Dec, 1875; 
Charlotte D'Wolf, 19 Nov, 1878; Benjamin Gushing, 27 Feb, 
1887, d. y. 

826 Mabel Richmond, b 21 May, 1856; m 29 Nov, 1876, William 

Carroll Pope, of Dorchester, where he v^ras b 8 May, 1847. He 
is cousin to Alexander Pope above. Had Allan Melville, 24 
Nov, 1879; Bayard Foster, 7 Oct, 1887. 

716 JOHN, of Brookline, Mass. C"Eliphalet),Tn 9 Nov, 1800, 
Catherine, dau of William Wyman, of Roxbury. She 
b 9 Nov, 1780, and d at Roxbury, 8 Apl, 1846. Her 
father was a Rev. War soldier. Had 

827 Catherine, b 20 Mar, 1803; d 9 Feb, 1888. She m 19 Aug, 1838, 

William Hancock, of Boston. He b at Roxbury, 19 Jan, 1794; 
d at Cambridge, 10 Mar, 1861. Had Anna Catherine, 23 Feb, 
1841. She m 18 June, 1866, Kilby Page, of Boston ; had Kath- 
arine Mary, 15 Apl, 1871; Annie Dana, 28 Mar, 1875; Elizabeth 
Hancock, 15 Sept, 1880. The portrait of (s^iCatherine) appears 
on another page. 

828 Mary Gardner, b 20 Aug, 1801 ; d 14 Sept, 1855, at Beverly, N. 

J, She m (1st) Loring Tiffany, of South Bromfield, Mass., 1 
Jan, 1823; m (2d) — Jan, 1832, Paul Farnum, of Philadelphia. 
He b 7 Dec, 1788; d 18 Oct, 1859. Rem to Beverly, N.J. By 
first husband had (i) William L., 2 Oct, 1824, m Lydia Tom- 
linson, of Philadelphia, and lives at Boston. By second hus- 
band had (ii) James Edward, b 1 May, 1833, d at Philadel- 
phia, 13 May, 1884, m 29 Sept, 1865, Eliza Leiper Smith, of 
Chester, Pa.; had Paul, James E., George L., Elizabeth F., 
Mary D. He built and endowed the Farnum School at Bev- 
erly, N. J., which has since been transferred to the custody of 
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204 ANDREW, of Norwich (>^' Andrew), m 10 Mar, 1754, 
Mary, dau of Stephen Brown, of Windham, Ct. She 
b 1736; d 1 July, 1809. Had 

829 + Zaccheus, b at Norwich, 13 Nov, 1755. Rem (1st) to Sharon; 

(2d) to Springfield, Otsego Co, N. Y. ; (3d) to New Lisbon, in 
same county; and finally to Utica, N. Y., where he d 17 July, 
1851. He was in the Vermont Rev. War service, and received 
a pension ; was for many years Justice of the Peace at New 
Lisbon ; was much respected as a citizen, and was an occasional 
contributor on political subjects, to the Freeman' s Journal of 
Cooperstown. 

830 + Jason, b at Norwich, 21 Dec, 1756. Rem to Lebanon, N. H., 

and became a wealthy and leading citizen ; d at Lebanon, 15 
Sept, 1841. 

831 + Frederick . Rem to Hartford, Vt. 

832 + John, b 1770-1, at Coventry, Ct. Rem (1st) to Sharon, Vt., and 

about 1820 to West Hartford, Vt. ; d 9 Apl, 1863, at Wood- 
stock, Vt. 

833 + Thomas Brown, b at Coventry, 1 Sept, 1773 ; d at Waterbury, 

Vt., 31 Aug, 1851. He rem to Stowe, Vt, in 1808. Was the 
first physician there, and became a prominent citizen, repre- 
senting the town in many official capacities. 

834 Susan; m (1st) Dr. James Taylor, of Stowe, Vt. He b 5 Nov, 

1779, d at Stowe, 17 Dec, 1806; (2d) m 17 Jan, 1809, Ezra 
Wilkins, of Stowe. By (1st) husband had Harriet, b 25 Aug, 
1803, d. y; James B., 30 Mar, 1805; Clara, 2 Feb, 1807, m (1st) 
Phineas Parkhurst, (2d) Wood. 

829 ZACCHEUS, of Sharon, Vt. ('^"^ Andrew), m 30 Jan, 
1782, Bethiah, dau of Uriah Brig-ham, of Coventry, Ct. 
She b 14 July, 1757; d at New Lisbon, N. Y., 20 
July, 1838. Had, all b at Sharon except last, 
835 + Norman, b 25 Oct, 1782; d at Utica, 25 Jan, 1854. 



836 Don, b 35 Feb, 1784; d 25 Mar, 1850. 

837 Jeannette, b 30 Mar, 1786; d 5 Mar, 1854. She m (1st) 

Blood; (2d) Reed. 

838 + Dana, b 4 July, 1788. Rem to Utica, N. Y., and d there, 23 

Sept, 1863. 

839 Mary, b 17 May, 1791. She m Uriah Kimball. Rem to Wis- 

consin and d there, 9 Apl, 1830. 

840 + Andrew Otis, b 25 July, 1796. Rem (1st) to Springfield, N. Y., 

(2d) to New Lisbon, N. Y., (3d) to Utica, N. Y., in 1824, and 
(4th) to Detroit, Mich. , in 1855, and d there, 3 June, 1876. 

841 + Zaccheus, b at Springfield or New Lisbon, 8 Mar, 1799. Rem 

(1st) to Perrysburg, N. Y. , and in Nov, 1864, to Sullivan, Ind. , 
where he d in Sept, 1876. 

830 JASON, of Lebanon, N. H. (^"^Andrew) , m Esther, dau 

of Solomon West and Abigail Strong, of Tolland, Ct. 
Sheb 17 Mar, 1754; d at Sharon, Vt, 30 Jan, 1816. 
Had 

842 Anne, 18 Aug, 1782; m Ephraim Partridge, of Norwich, Ct. 

843 + Solomon, 13 June, 1784; d at Sharon, 18 Oct, 1860. He was 

widely known as an enterprising and successful business man ; 
was largely concerned in real estate transactions and accumu- 
lated a large property. 

844 Lucy, , 1785; d 26 Mar, 1787. 

845 + Erastus, 17 Dec, 1790; d at Wilson, N. Y., 30 Nov, 1869. 

846 Jason, , 1791 ; d 2 June, 1801. 

847 Larkin, , 1796; d 27 July, 1802. 

831 FREDERICK, of Hartford, Vt. f»*Andrew), m Lucy 

Williams. Had 

848 Mary, b at Sharon, 26 Apl, 1807. She m Henry Simmons, of 

Woodstock, and rem to New York City. 

849 + Horace, b — Sept, 1808. Rem (1st) to Windsor, Vt., and in 

1845 to Monticello, la. He was a Sergeant in the Eighteenth 
Iowa Infantry in the Civil War and d 6 Nov, 1862, at Spring- 
field, Mo. 

850 Lucy, b 18 Aug, 1813; d in 1828. 



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-849 HORACE, of Monticello, la. f'^Frederick, of Sharon), 
m Ruth L., dau of Stephen Richardson, of Sharon. 
She b 11 Ang, 1809; d at Hartford, Vt. 

(This family deserves special mention for the part they took in the 
Civil War, the father and three of his sons having enlisted.) 

Had 

851 Stephen, b 1833; d. y. 

853 Emily E., bat Hartford, Vt, 36 Sept, 1833; m 6 Dec, 1858, Isaac 
Orcutt, of Monticello, la. Had Ella, 6 Sept, 1860; Leslie, 
3 Aug, 1863; Orville, 6 May, 1865; Elmer, 13 Jan, 1867; Ray, 
1878. 

853 Horace M., b 37 May, 1835, at Hartford, Vt., and lives unm at 

Castle Grove, la. He enlisted 18 Nov, 1861, in the 3d Iowa. 
The regiment was engaged guarding railroads in northern 
Mo., until March of next year, when it was sent to Pittsburg 
Landing. He was engaged at battle of Shiloh ; was wounded 
twice on Apl 6th, first in right shoulder, second by a bullet 
through left arm above elbow; was sent to the Keokuk 
Hospital and discharged 38 Nov, 1863. 

854 Eliza J., b 1840; d. y. 

855 Ellen M., b at Hardwick, Vt., 3 July, 1841 ; m Wm. D. Boswell. 

He b Union, N. Y. ; no issue. 

856 + William H., b at Hardwick, Vt., 6 Apl, 1843. Rem in 1868 to 

Forest City, Minn., later to Spokane, "Wash. He was a soldier 
in the Civil War, having enlisted in the 3d Iowa. 

857 Joanna M., b at Woodstock, Vt., 38 Jan, 1845; m 7 Jan, 1868, 

John M. McLaughlin, of Monticello. He b at Whitehall, N. 
Y. Had Frederick, 30 Oct, 1869. 

858 Daniel B. , b 15 Mar, 1846. ; d ac Macon, Ga., 13 Aug, 1863. He 

enlisted at Hopkinsville, Ky., while at school there and 
only 16 years of age. Was at the battles of Fort Donelson 
and Shiloh. His regiment was the Twelfth Iowa, which, with 
the brigade to which it belonged, was captured Apl 6 at 
Shiloh. After being moved to several places he was finally 
placed at Macon, Ga., where he d in Oct, 1863. 

859 Frances, b 16 Sept, 1849; m 38 Feb, 1883, William Wales, of 

Monticello. He b 3 Jan, 1854, in New Hampshire. Had 
Nellie, 11 Aug, 1884; Frederick, 26 Dec, 1886; William, 18 
Apl, 1888; Daniel, 28 Jan, 1890. 

860 Almira, b 19 Mar, 1853; m 38 Dec, 1876, John McLaughlin. He 

b at Monticello. 30 June, 1846. Had Frank, 5 Aug, 1878; 



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William, 26 Aug, 1880; John, 17 Jan, 1882; Richard, 13 June^ 
1885; Clarence, 3 Nov, 1887; Minnie, 9 July, 1890; Eugene, 2ft- 
Sept, 1892. 

856 WILLIAM H., of Forest City, Minn. («*«Horace), m 
17 Oct, 1866, Ella, dau of William Richardson, of 
Forest City, Minn. Had 

861 Frances, b 10 Sept, 1868; d 1896. 

862 Thomas, b 28 Jan, 1876. 

863 Daniel, b 11 Aug, 1870. 

864 Mary L., b 8 May, 1889. 

865 Ruth, b 5 Mar, 1890. 

832 JOHN, of Sharon and West Hartford, Vt. ( '"* Andrew), 
m 3 Nov, 1795, Hannah, dau of Eliphaz Hunt, of 
Coventry, Ct. She b 30 Sept, 1774, and d about 1842. 
Had, all b at Sharon, Vt. , 

866 Ruth, b 8 Jan, at Woodstock, 1797; d 23 Jan, 1833, m 5 Oct,. 

1819, Judge David Pierce, of Woodstock, Vt. Had John D., 
1 Aug, 1820, d. y.; Jason B., 13 Dec, 1821, rem to Cal. ; Maria 
m, 21 June, 1824, d 6 May, 1892. 

867 Hannah, b at Sharon 6 Nov, 1798 ; m 11 Apl, 1826, Lucius Hazen, 

of West Hartford. He was s of Asa Hazen, of Hartford, Vt.,. 
and was born in Feb, 1801 ; d 25 Aug, 1861, at Newbury, Vt. 
Had (I) Francis, 28 Apl, 1829, d. y. ; (n) Lucius, b 19 Jan. 
1834, m 12 June, 1861, Orinda G. Kimball, of Mclndoes Falls, 
Vt. , and is the postmaster at St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; (iii) L. 
Tracy, b 11 July, 1836, m in 1864, E. Frances Johnson, of 
Newbury, and lives at Melrose, Mass.; (iv) H. Maria, b 31 
July, 1841, m Dr. Henry Newell, of St. Johnsbury. 

868 Jason, b 7 June, 1801; d in Mobile, Ala., about 1840. He had 

s Charles, b 1832, who went as second officer in one of the first 

Cuban expeditions and d in 1857 ; also a dau Louisa, m 

Goodman, of Mobile. 

869 + Stephen Stiles, b 7 Sept, 1803; m Caroline C. Wade. He d at 

Hartford, Vt. , in 1885. 

869 STEPHEN STILES, of West Hartford («''John), m 
Caroline, dau of James Wade, of West Hartford. Had: 

870 Jason . Went to Washington, D. C. 



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871 John . Rem to Cal. and d there. 

872 George, ; d about 1889. 

873 William . Was killed in the Civil War. 

874 Jane ; d many years since. 

875 Hannah ; d about 1889. 

833 DR. THOMAS BROWN, of Stowe, Vt. (^"^Andrew), m 
(1st) Phebe Wilkins; she d 20 July, 1807; m (2d) 
Susannah Russell; shed at Stowe, 15 Nov, 1826; m 
(3d) Abigail Savage, of Hartford, Vt. Had 

901 John, b 13 Nov, 1798 ; d 16 July, 1803. 

902 Clarissa, b 28 Feb, 1800; m Lyman Smith, of Warren, Vt. ; d 

4 Nov, 1883. 

903 George, b 17 Sept, 1801 ; d 23 July, 1803. 

904 Hiram, b 31 Aug, 1804; d 30 Oct, 1811. 

905 + John Brown, b 8 July, 1811; d at Wabasha, Minn., 20 Oct, 1882. 

After living successively at Stowe, Vt. , Johnson, Vt. , Jay, N. 
Y., he rem finally to Wabasha, Minn., where he became prom- 
inent. He represented large business interests, held many 
town offices, was especially instrumental in establishing a good 
school system, was a State representative, and in 1865 was 
appointed receiver of the U. S. Land Office at St. Peter. 

906 + George Dana, b 20 Oct, 1815; d 1840. 

907 + Thomas, b 9 Mar, 1818 lives at Stowe, Vt. 

908 Jared Parkhurst, b 20 June, 1822; d unm, 7 Feb, 1851. 

835 NORMAN, of Utica («^Zaccheus), m 18 Feb, 1807, 
Phebe, dau of Bezaleel Davis, of Sharon, Vt. ; she d 
17 Mar, 1845; m (2d) Laura Gregory, of Hanover, N. 
H., 7 Feb, 1841. Had by first w 

909 Don Sebastian, b 29 Dec, 1807 ; m in Nov, 1830, Lucinda Ford ; 

d 16 Nov, 1853. 

910 LoviNA, b 9 Feb, 1810; m 9 Jan, 1832, Abel Newel, of Sharon. 

911 + Norman S., b 27 Sept, 1812. Rem to Utica, N. Y., and d there, 

27 Sept, 1851. 

912 John, b 30 Nov, 1813; d in Nov, 1834. 

913 ^ Charles, bat Chelsea, Vt., 18 June, 1815. Rem to Utica with 

his parents, 9 May, 1826, and became a well known citizen 
there. He was an exemplary Christian man, having been 



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converted under the preaching of the celebrated Elder Knapp, 
and throughout his long life was an active supporter of the 
Tabernacle Baptist Church of that city. In 1841-2-3 he was 
largely engaged in opening and laying out new streets in 
Utica, after which he continued in the lumber business until 
he retired in 1877. He d at Utica, 19 Feb, 1898. His picture 
is g^ven on another page . 

914 Mary, b at Chelsea, Vt., 25 Oct, 1817. She m (1st) 23 July, 

1838, Lewis Antisdel, of Utica ; m (2d) 1 June, 1865, Burton 
Hawley, of Utica. He b 8 Mar. 1800. 

915 Phebe Doane, b at Sharon, 1 May, 1820; m (1st) John N. Parker, 

8 June. 1843; m (2d) Henry Lea, of Sherboume, N. Y. 

916 Diana, b 20 Mar, 1824; d at East Orange, N. J., 10 Dec, 1897; 

she m 5 Oct, 1843, Henry B. Ostrom, of Utica, and rem to 
Titusville, Pa. He b 10 Aug, 1810; d at Titusville, 22 Mar, 
1881. Had Kate L. , 30 July, 1844; Mary E., 22 Feb, 1846, 
m C. Marvin Coburn and rem to East Orange; John H., 12 
Apl, 1854, d8 Mar, 1881. 

917 Almira Rebecca, b 5 Sept, 1828 ; m 27 May, 1849, William Ferris, 

of Utica. 

838 DANA, of Utica f-^'Zaccheus), m Cynthia Hunger, of 
Sharon, Vt. She b 12 Sept, 1798; d Utica, N. Y., 6 
Apl, 1868. Had 

918 Edward W., b 22 Oct, 1821 ; he m and had one s, Dana E. 

840 ANDREW OTIS f'»Zaccheus), m Esther, dau of 
Richard and Mary Emerson, at New Lisbon, 7 Nov, 
1822; she d at Detroit, 6 Sept, 1881. Had 

919 Mary Jane, b at New Lisbon, 9 Aug, 1823. She m in 1844, John 

D. Williams, of Utica, and rem (1st) in 1872, to Detroit, and 
later, in 1888, to Philadelphia, where hed 18 Apl, 1893, and 
where she still lives (1899). Had Edward H., 22 Nov, 1845; 
Charles D., 26 July, 1847; John G., 16 Sept, 1849; Mary E., 9 
Nov. 1853; Clara E., 7 July, 1856; Frank B., 8 May, 1859; 
Isabella H., 14 May, 1860, d. y. ; George O., 20 Aug, 1861; 
Nellie E.,1 Nov, 1863. 

920 Sarah M., b at Utica, 25 Feb, 1828; d. y. 

921 Emily Eliza, b 27 Feb, 1831; she m, as 2d w, 2 Aug, 1855, Moses 

Beecher, of Ellicottville, N. Y. He b 26 July, 1827. Rem to 
Warren, Pa. Had Charles E., b at Dunkirk, N. Y., 9 Oct, 



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1856. He is professor of paleontology at Yale College, having 
previously been same at Ann Arbor, Mich. ; Richard C. , 9 Oct, 
1856, d in 1890; Truman C, 7 Apl, 1862; Harry D., 26 Feb, 
1864, d. y. ; Mary E., 30 May, 1865, d 1890. 

922 William Andrew, b 14 Feb, 1836. Was killed, 25 May, 1861, by 

steamboat explosion on Lake St. Clair, and was unm. 

923 Henry Emerson, b 13 May, 1838. Is living in Detroit and is 

unm. 

841 ZACCHEUS, of Sullivan, Ind. f ^Zaccheus), m 12 Feb, 
1823, Harriet M. Thatcher, of New Lisbon, N. Y. 
Her father was a physician and d at Montreal in 1813. 
She b in Canada, 11 Feb, 1802; d at Sullivan, Sept, 
1871. Had 

924 Albert Franklin, b at New Lisbon, 14 Nov, 1825 ; m 26 Mar, 

1851, Mary E,, dau of Benj. Butcher, of Parkersburg, W. Va. 
She b 15 Nov, 1828; no issue. 

925 + Sanford B., b at Perrysburg, N. Y., 8 Aug, 1827. Rem to 

Belpre, O., in 1846, and d there 24 Dec, 1897. 

926 Augustus, b at Villanova, N. Y., 14 Dec, 1833. Rem in 1849 to 

Belpre and is unm. 

927 + AvA Cummings, b 30 July, 1842. Living at Tarkio, Mo. 

928 Julia Ann, b 5 Feb, 1831, at Silver Creek, N. Y. ; m 24 Apl, 

1851, William Morris, of Parkersburg, W. Va. , and rem in 
1890 to Berkley, Cal. He b 18 Jan, 1827, in Augusta Co, Va. 
Had Alice, 22 July, 1855, m S. E. Kelly, of Newton, Kan; 
Hattie, 19 Sept, 1857, m Lewis Smith, of Newton ; William, 16 
Apl, 1859, m Nellie York, of Newton, and rem to Chillicothe, 
111. ; John, 6 Aug, 1860, m Josephine Frank, of Bedford, Ind., 
and rem to Shawnee, Okla. ; Dudley, 9 Dec, 1867, m !Cora 
Adams, of Sedgewick, Kan. , and rem to Clearwater, Kan. ; 
Henrietta, 30 June, 1870, m L. W. Wise, of Newton, and rem 
to Berkley, Cal. 

925 SANFORD B., of Belpre, O. («"Zaccheus), m in 1853, 
Fannie, dau of William Hutchinson, of Belpre. Had 

929 Frank, b in 1864. 

927 AVA CUMMINGS, of Tarkio, Mo. f«Zaccheus), m (1st) 
20 Dec, 1871, Christena A. A., dau of Mark Peters, of 
Sullivan, Ind.; m (2d) 29 Dec, 1897, Emma J. Thomp- 



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son, dau of William Barlow, of Tarkio, Mo. She b 
21 Sept, 1863, at Rockport, Mo. By first w had 

930 Harry A., b 14, Sept, 1872. Rem to Danville, 111; m there, 

about 1892, Emma Brumley. 

931 Hattie M. , b 20 June, 1874; m Harry Lord, of Danville, 111, in 

Apl, 1896. 

843 SOLOMON, of Sharon f^^Jason), m Martha R., dau of 
Asa Huntington, Dec, 1807. She b 15 Jan, 1790; d 16 
Sept, 1871. Had, all b at Sharon, 

932 + WoosTER, b 2 Dec, 1809; d at Berlin, Vt, 18 Mar, 1863. 

933 Jason, b 9 Sept, 1813; d leaving no issue, at Milwaukee, 1 Sept, 

1883, He m (1st) 28 Dec, 1847, Eliza Dunbar; m (2d) 2 Feb. 
1864, Alcy Eliza Miner. He graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1837 and rem to Louisville, Ky. , where he studied 
law and was admitted to the bar. In Nov, 1842, he went to 
Milwaukee, Wis, where he became prominent in his profes- 
sion. In 1845 he became proprietor, and was for a time editor 
of the Milwaukee Sentinel. In 1864 the Governor of the 
State appointed him Associate Judge of the Wisconsin 
Supreme Court, to fill out the unexpired term of Judge Payne, 
who had resigned to enter the army. In the following April 
he was re-elected for the ensuing term, but resigned Sept 11, 
1867, in favor of General Payne, and he again resumed his 
legal practice. 

Mr. Downer was greatly interested in the Female College 
at Fox Lake, Wis, which bore his name, and for many years 
contributed largely toward its current expenses. Three- 
fourths of the sum required for the erection of the new chapel 
was donated by him, and at his death he made the college the 
residuary legatee of property amounting to sixty-five thousand 
dollars, upon condition that it should remain a college exclus- 
ively for women. In 1897 the college was rem to Milwaukee 
and consolidated with another institution of like character, 
and the two are conducted under the name of Milwaukee 
Downer College. He left other generous bequests to relatives 
and friends and to other institutions of learning in which he 
was interested. 

In character he was an active Christian man, maintained 
the family altar faithfully, and was loyal to his Puritan 
ancestry. He lived honored and beloved, and died at peace 
with God and his fellowmen. Both Judge Downer and his 
wife found delight in entertaining clergymen at their home in 
Milwaukee, and early formed a plan to provide for needy and 
aged ministers. In carrjdng out this plan, on Feb 12, 1890, 
the "Downer Home," at Prospect ave and Juneau st, was 
opened, having been provided for by the will of Mrs. Downer. 
Here veterans in the ministry, whose advancing years and 
infirmities have unfitted them for self-support, may find a 
quiet and comfortable home. Mrs. Downer was a self-made 
woman, whose aim was to be useful. She was the first woman 




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to take the classical course at Oberlin, and for a while before 
her marriage was a teacher in the public schools of Milwaukee. 
She was a fine linguist, accustomed to use the Greek testa- 
ment at family prayers, yet withal was of a most modest and 
retiring temperament. 

934 + Chester, b 29 June, 1819 ; d at Boston, 18 Feb, 1890. He 

became a well-known man of business. He had large real 
estate interests in Vermont and Michigan, was a large stock- 
holder in Royalton Bank, also in the Gaysville Mfg. Co. Of 
both corporations he was president. He rem from Stowe to 
Boston after retiring from business in 1880. 

935 Susan, b 19 July, 1821 ; d 2 Apl, 1900, at Lebanon; unm. 

936 + Franklin L., b 26 Sept, 1826. Rem to Hixton, Wis. 

937 + Albert (twin), b 7 Nov, 1830. Rem to River Falls, Wis.; d 

there 14 Oct, 1890. 

938 Alice (twin), b 7 Nov, 1830. Lives at Sharon, and is unm. 

^5 ERASTUS, of Sharon, Vt. (''"Jason), m Margaret Evans. 
She b 16 Aug, 1791 ; d 4 Oct, 1878. Had 

939 Esther West, b at Wilson, N. Y., 7 May, 1814; d at Portland, 

Mich, 27 Oct, 1883; m Jesse T. Woodbury, of Wilson. Had 
John D., 1836, lives at Portland; Jason D., 18 Oct, 1843; Jesse 
T., 1847; Erastus D., 11 Oct, 1851. All b at Porter, N. Y. 

940 + Stephen West, b at Sharon, Vt, 19 Aug, 1815. Rem to 

Niagara Co.. N. Y., in 1833, and to St. John's, Clinton Co., 
Mich, in 1841; dat Lansing, 13 Oct, 1893. 

941 + ZiBA Alden, b at Lebanon, 4 Dec, 1825; d at Lansing, 18 Aug, 

1897. 

905 JOHN B., of Wabasha f 'Thomas B.), m Caroline H. 
Tinker, of Morristown, Vt. She b 7 Sept, 1815; d at 
Wabasha, Minn, 19 Oct, 1882. Had 

942 Marion, b at Jay, N. Y. ; m John Mullen. 

943 Alma A., b ; m William H. Campbell. 

•906 GEORGE DANA, of Stowe ('''Thomas B.), m 12 Jan, 
1841, Flavella, dau of Joseph Waterman, of Norwich, 
Ct. She b 15 June, 1815. Had 

544 George Henry, b 11 Oct, 1841. Rem to the West and d there, 
leaving a dau. 



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907 THOMAS, of Stowe f ^'Thomas B.), m (1st) Susan C. 
Robinson, she d 17 Nov, 1866, aged 44; m (2d) Clara 
A. Richardson; no issue by second w. By first w had 

945 Frank R., d 3 Apl, 1843, aged 3 y. 

946 Thomas B. , d 6 Sept, 1842, aged 1 y. 

947 John S., d 11 Sept, 1849. aged 1 y. 

948 + George Dana, b 11 Feb, 1845. Lives at Stowe. 

948 GEORGE DANA, of Stowe (^"'Thomas), m Nancy Eliza- 
beth, dau of Morrill Oilman, of Vershire, Vt., 13 Mar, 
1867. She b 4 Nov, 1844. Had, all at Stowe, 

949 Frank T. , b 5 Mar, 1868. 

950 Susan W., b 16 Jan, 1870. 

951 John M., b 15 Oct, 1876, 
953 Harry H., b 28 Jan, 1884. 

913 CHARLES, of Utica («^^Norman), m 24 Apl, 1838, 
Mary Ann, dau of John Jones, of Utica. She b 13 
Nov, 1817. Had 

953 Edward F., b 9 June, 1839. 

954 Charles A., b 4 Dec, 1841. 

955 Elizabeth Janet, b 23 Mar, 1844; m 10 Oct, 1865, Julius G. 

Egbert, of Utica. He b 2 Feb, 1836, at Trenton, N. Y. Had 
G. Fredrick, 13 Sept, 1867. 

956 Sarah Louisa, b 19 Sept, 1847; m 9 Feb, 1872, George C. Carter, 

of Utica. He b at Evans Mills, N. Y. Had (i) Bessie Louise^ 

18 Jan, , m 31 Jan, 1900, Harry W. Taylor, and rem to 

New York City; (ii) Cornelia M., 16 Nov, 1883. 

957 Cornelia C, b 20 Sept, 1853; m 4 Nov, 1874, Hon. Joseph M. 

Deuel, of New York City. He b at Deerfield, N. Y. , 23 Apl, 
1846, was private secretary to Senator Roscoe Conklin, from 
1871 to 1874, assistant U. S. attorney under Col. George Bliss,, 
from Dec, 1874 to Feb, 1876, and is now a city magistrate, 
and president of the Board of Magistrates of New York City. 
Had Chester M., 23 June. 1883; Mary A., 11 Mar, 1899. 

958 Hattie C, b 15 Nov, 1856. 

959 William T., b 9 Feb, 1866; m 9 June, 1897, Elizabeth W., dau 

of Leonard Whitton, of Brighton, Ont, She b at Seymour, 
Ont, 28 May, 1876. 



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911 NORMAN, of Utica («='^Norman), m 27 Apl, 1838, 
Eliza Ann, dau of Nathan Stevens, of Utica. Had 

960 + Alexander Baker, b 8 Oct, 1841 ; he rem 1 Oct, 1897, to Dua- 

kirk, N. Y. 

961 Ann Eliza, b 15 Aug, 1839 ; m John Hopkins, 

962 Francis Antonettk, b at Rochester, N. Y., 27 Aug, 1841; m 

20 Sept, 1871, Huron Moak, of Utica. Had Ed. Ketcham, 
28 July, 1874; Arthur Judson, 8 Dec, 1875, d. y. ; Albert Allen, 
2 June, 1878; Huson Hartness, 27 Mar, 1881, d. y. 

960 ALEXANDER B., of Dunkirk, N. Y. (»"Norman), 
m 8 Oct, 1868, Anna, dau of William Lent, of Utica. 
She b at Utica, 3 Aug, 1844. Had 

963 Lottie Anna, b 20 May, 1870; m 24 Nov, 1897, Victor Swanson, 

and rem to Jamestown, N. Y, 

964 William Lent, b 3 Aug, 1872. Lives at Utica. 

965 Harriet L., b 25 May, 1874. 

966 Charles J., b 18 June, 1875; m 16 Sept, 1897, Ethel Trussell, 

of Kingston, Ont, and rem to Jamestown, N. Y. 

932 WOOSTER, of Berlin, Vt. f *^Solomon) , m (1st) Mir- 
iam A., dau of John Mitchell, of Sharon, Vt. , she 
d in July 1844; m (2d) Rosamond P., dau of Dr. Ger- 
shom Heaton, of Berlin, Vt. , Sept, 1845. Latter lives 
at Montpelier, Vt. Had 

967 George, b at Berlin, Vt., July 1849; d Jan, 1852. 

968 Mary, b Aug, 1847; d Sept 1870. 

934 CHESTER, of Boston (»*''Solomon), m 6 Jan, 1864, 
Frances E., dau of Horace and Statira (Baxter) Shep- 
ard, of Sharon. She b Sept, 1833, and is still living 
(1900). Had 

969 Harriet Jenette, b 26 Oct, 1864. 

970 Charles, b 14 May, 1866; graduated from Harvard College, Class 

of 1889, and from Harvard Law School in 1892; was a member 
of Vermont Legislature, session of 1898. 



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936 FRANKLIN L., of Hixton, Wis f*^'Solomon), m 9 

May, 18G4, Mary Anne, dau of S. B. Hewitt of Nel- 
sonville. Wis. She d 5 May, 1885. Had 

971 Lillian Martha, b 10 June, 1865; m Frank R. Preston, of Alma 

Centre, Wis, 7 May, 1886. 
972+ Solomon Jason, b 6 Dec, 1871. 

972 SOLOMON J., of Hixton, Wis f ^Franklin L.), m Clara 

E. Cooper, 25 Dec, 1889. Had a s. 26 Nov, 1890; 
name not given. 

937 ALBERT, of River Falls, Wis f "'Solomon) , m Lydia 

A., dau of John Scott, 3 Feb, 1863 . She b Wilkes- 
barre, Pa., 17 Aug, 1841. Had 

973 + John Albert, b at Hudson, Wis, 17 Apl, 1863. Rem to Park 

Rapids, Minn. 

974 Martha E., b 31 Dec, 1866; m Dr. Thomas E. Beard, of Hud- 

son, Wis, 14 Aug, 1887, and rem to Whitewood, S. Dak. ; no 
issue. 

975 Mary A., b 19 Aug, 1868. Is a physician and lives at Dead- 

wood, S. Dak. 

976 + Jason E., b 26 Feb, 1871. Lives at River Falls and is a teacher 

there. 

977 + Huntington, b 30 Jan, 1873. Rem to Grant's Pass, Ore, and 

has a fruit ranch there. 

978 Susan E., b 30 Mar, 1875. 

(Four latter, all b at River Falls, Wis.) 

973 JOHN ALBERT, of Park Rapids, Minn ("'"Albert), m 

12 Oct, 1885, Belle Huntington, of Park Rapids. Had 

979 Jason, b 27 Sept, 1886. 

980 John A., b 3 Mar, 1888. 

981 Mary A., b 5 Apl, 1890. 

976 JASON E., of River Falls f^' Albert), m 4 Apl, 1893, 
Jennie C, dau of Gutrich Andersen, of River Falls. 
She b at Martell, Wis, 19 Oct, 1867. Had 

982 Jank S., b 14 June, 1894. 



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983 Alice C, b 18 Oct, 1895. 

984 Esther L., b 29 Dec, 1896. 

977 HUNTINGTON, of Grant's Pass, Ore f"Albert), m 14 
Apl, 1894, Bessie, dau of Cyrus Carr, of River Falls. 
She b 4 July, 1875. Had 

985 Nellie, b , 1895. 

940 STEPHEN WEST, of Lansing, Mich ('^'Erastus), m 

20 May, 1842, Anne, dau of Bishop and Eleanora 
(Elder Kin) Morton, of Bingham, Mich. She b 11 
June, 1825, in Oswego Co., N. Y. , and is still living 
(1900). Had 

986 Margaret E., b St. John's, Mich, 2 Apl, 1846; m 3 Apl. 1866, 

John Waller, of Lansing. Had (i) Anne D., 28 June, 1868, d 
16 Feb, 1889; (ii) Margaret Marion, 18 Nov, 1869, m 11 Oct, 
1893, at Lansirg, Frank M. Thorns, he b Williamston, Mich, 
7 Oct, 1869, came to Lansing in 1891; (in) Florence G., 14 
Sept, 1874, d. y. 

987 + Bishop Erastus, b at DeWitt, Mich, 14 Mar, 1851. Rem to 

Lansing. 

988 Erastus M., b 25 May, 1856; d 3 Apl, 1868. 

941 ZIBA A., of Lansing (««Erastus), m (1st) Elizabeth 

Winchester; m (2d) 17 Apl, 1854, Lucy A., dau of 
Edward N. Newton, of West Hartford, Vt., she b 25 
Sept, 1836. Had by second w, allb at Lewiston, N. Y., 

1001 Erastus, b 5 Nov, 1855; d 13 Jan, 1873. 

1002 Nelson, b 29 Sept, 1862; d 22 Dec, 1863. 

1003 Norman Newton, b 24 Sept, 1864. Rem in 1883 to Lansing, and 

is unm. 

1004 Elizabeth A., b 13 Nov, 1870; m 4 Oct, 1893 Hubert L. Reed. 

He b at Lansing, 18 Aug. 1868. Had Esther D., at Sacra- 
mento, Cal, 7 Sept, 1895. 

1005 Esther W., b 23 Mar, 1874. Lives at Lansing, and is unm. 

987 BISHOP E., of Lansing («" Stephen W.), m (1st) Dora, 
dau of John Clement, 4 July, 1871, she d 8 Aug, 1879; 



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m (2d) Mary, dau of Henry Smith, of Lansing, 23 
Apl, 1S84. By first w had 

1006 Erastus C, b 7 Apl, 1872; m — June, 1899, Adda Lee, at 

Laporte, Texas. 

1007 Stephen W., b 1 Nov, 1874; m — Oct, 1897, Florence Beers. 

1008 John H., b 2 Feb, 1876. 

By second w had 

1009 Earl B., b — May, 1885. 

1010 Leo M., b 13 May. 1890. 

(All above b at DeWitt, Mich.) 



PRESTON (CONN.) BRANCH. 

208 Dr. JOSHUA, of Preston (''' Andrew and w Sarah), 
m (1st) 21 Dec, 1758, Margaret Avery, of Preston, 
she d 26 July, 1760; m (2d) 25 Feb, 1762, Huldah, 
dau of Robert and Sarah Crary, of Preston, she b 6 
May, 1743, d Aug 21, 1810. (Robert Crary had come 
from Volunton to Preston in 1755. He m 3 June, 
1742, Sarah, dau of Jedediah Tracy, of Preston. 
Had Huldah and seven others). By first w had 

1018 Margaret, b 17 July, 1760. 

By second w had, all at Preston, 

1019 + Avery, b 17 Nov, 1762; d 16 July, 1854, and lies buried at Pres- 

ton. He was a practicing physician from the age of 22 until a 
short time before his death ; was skillful in his profession, 
took much interest in public affairs, and was honored as a 
citizen ; was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly 
from Preston, in 1805, and for several terms later. His last 
appearance in public was in 1853, at Groton Heights, upon 
the occasion of the celebration of the anniversary of the Fort 
Griswold massacre, which occurred Sept 6, 1781. On being 
introduced to the meeting he was received with a round of ap- 
plause, and responded with an address which in part was as 
follows : "Mr. President and Fellow-Citizens — I appear before 
you as a soldier of the Revolution, having served in the ranks 
two years, and have come here to celebrate the memory of the 
brave patriots whose names are inscribed on the tablet of this 




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monument and to bow over their ashes. With most of those 
who served under Ledyard, I was personally acquainted and 
spent many months in dressing the wounds of the survivors 
and in ministering to their necessities. Their bravery was 
not excelled by the Spartan band at Thermopylae, etc., etc." 
It is stated that he spoke with much emotion, as, in his own 
language, he did not expect to participate in another similar 
occasion, being ninety years of age. He was a prominent 
member of the Masonic body, and his portrait (a copy of which 
appears in this work) still hangs in the Masonic temple at Nor- 
wich. 

1020 Margaret, b 1 Jan, 1765; m Dr. William Robinson, of Stoning- 
ton and Westerly, R. I. She d 19 May, 1831. He b at 
Plainiield, Ct., 25 Oct, 1764; d at Stonington, 28 Dec, 1845. Had 
Nancy, 4 Feb, 1789; Polly, 8 Dec, 1790; Elizabeth, 29 Sept, 
1792; Susannah, 24 Jan, 1795; Sarah, 9 Mar, 1797, m her 
cousin, George Downer; Harriet B. , 11 Apl, 1800; Mary Ann, 8 
Sept, 1802, d at Auburn, N. Y., 3 July, 1858; Abigail G., 5 July, 
1806; Caroline, 6 Jan, 1809. 

1021 Appleton, b 24 Oct, 1766; d in Apl, 1833, by being shipwrecked. 

1022 Anna, b 4 Dec, 1768. She m 17 Apl, 1789, Thomas Prentice; 
rem to North Stonington (Preston Society), andd there 1 Aug, 
1848. Heb 25 Aug, 1765; d 29 Apl, 1839. She became blind 
through sickness at age of thirty, and never saw her younger 
children. Had Sophia, 31 May, 1791, m Samuel Browning, 
28 Nov, 1811, andd 21 Oct, 1825; Thomas, 7 July, 1793, rem to 
Hartford. Ct. and d 22 Nov, 1847; Charles, 26 Apl, 1797. rem 
to Hartford, and d about 1845, he m Phebe Ames; Henry, 
7 Sept. 1802, m 30 Nov, 1824, Eliza Hewitt; Eliza Ann, 8 
Nov, 1804, m Samuel Browning (as 2d w), 30 May, 1827, and d 
15 Feb, 1880; William Robinson, 21 May, 1807, m (1st) Frances 
Avery, (2d) Sarah Hall, and d at Memphis, 14 Nov, 1869; also 
three others, d. y. 

1023 + Joshua, b 4 Dec, 1770. Rem to N. Y. City; was engaged in 

mercantile business, but failed during the financial stress which 
followed the peace of 1815. He afterward rem to Zanesville and 
later to Newark, Licking Co., O. . where he was land agent for 
his father-in-law, John Rathbone, of N. Y.. who owned a large 
tract of land there. He d at Newark, 24 Oct. 1835. 

1024 Robert, b 24 Dec. 1772. He was in Preston as late as 1792 

(Preston land recs). after which he probably went to Luzerne 
Co., Pa. 

1025 + Adolphus, b 10 Jan, 1775. Rem to Ithaca, N. Y., about 1843 

and d there. 

1026 Charles Lee, b 25 Jan, 1777. Rem to Philadelphia and d there. 

probably without issue. His name first appears in the Phila- 
delphia directory in 1819 and disappeared after 1830. 



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1027 Elisha, b 15 Apl, 1779. He was at Berwick, Columbia Co.,Pa. , 

in 1816 and at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pa., in 1819. 

1028 Sarah, b 31 July, 1781; d 5 Nov, 1840. She m 17 Mar, 1813, 

Charles Smith, of Preston City. He d 5 Nov, 1840. Had 
Henrietta, 20 Dec, 1813; Elizabeth, 8 Jan, 1816; Margaret, 7 
Sept, 1817; Charles D., 21 Aug, 1819; Asa C, 19 June, 1823. 

1029 Sophia, b 25 May, 1783; d at Preston 24 Aug, 1851. She m 

Daniel Briggs, of Volunton, Ct. He b 29 Dec, 1777 ; d 21 Oct, 
1852, at Preston. Had EHzabeth, 1814, d 30 July, 1841; 
Daniel, 1817, d at Providence, 1885; Huldah, 1819, d 1852; 
Charlotte, Jan 22, 1823. d in Oct, 1877, at Norwich; Han- 
cock, 1817, d. y. The ancestor of Daniel Briggs was Will- 
iam Briggs. He came from England and settled at Taunton, 
Mass., in 1690. 

1030 John, b 31 May, 1788. Rem to Zanesville and Delaware, O., 

but all trace of him has been lost . 

1019 DR. AVERY, of Preston ('°«Dr. Joshua), m 8 Jan, 1786, 
Abigail, dan of Gen. Samuel Mott, of Preston. She b 7 
Sept, 1766; d 26 Aug, 1831. (Samuel Mott m Abi- 
gail, dau of Rev. Asher Rossiter, of Preston). Had 

1031 + Appleton, b 13 Oct, 1786. He graduated from Brown University 

in 1815 ; studied law at Litchfield, Ct. Rem to Zanesville, O., 
about 1818, and d there in Apl, 1833. 

1032 + Samuel Mott, b 31 May, 1788; d at Norwich, 10 Jan, 1857. 

1033 + George, b 12 Mar, 1792. He was a physician. Rem to New 

York in 1825, later to North Bergen, N. J., and d there 10 Mar. 
1858. 

1034 Abigail, d. y. 

1035 Erasmus Darwin, b 12 Dec, 1796; d in Texas and wasunm. 

1036 Emily, b 11 Nov, 1799; m Lucas Witter, of Preston, where shed 

22 Jan, 1843. Had Lucas Henry, Emily J., Juliet D., Abby, 
Charles, Mary Ann. 

1037 Mary Ann, b 1 June, 1802; d uum at Preston, 10 Nov, 1880. 

1038 DwiGHT, b — July, 1805 ; d. y . 

1039 Joseph Priestly, b 2 June, 1807 ;d unm in New York City, in 1858. 

1031 APPLETON, of Zanesville, O. ('"'"Avery), m in 1815, 
Juliette, dau of John Rathbone, of New York City. 
She b 6 Feb, 1794; d 15 Nov, 1863. Had 

1040 George A., b 1 Dec, 1816, uni«. 



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1041 Mary, b 1817. She m in 1836 James E. Palmer, of Zanesville. 
He d 30 Aug, 1880, at Bellswood, Pa. Had Rathbone, Juliette, 
Appleton D., Anna, Mary, Levi H., James, Laura, Edward. 

1042+ John Rathbone, b 6 Dec, 1821. Is a Baptist minister at Urbana, 
O., and was for thirteen years a professor at Denison Univer- 
sity, Granville, O. His portrait is given on another page. 

1043 + Edward Mott, b 6 Oct, 1826. He is a banker at Granville. 

1042 REV. JOHN R., of Urbana ('°^' Appleton), m (1st) 

Elizabeth, dau of Dr. Henry Eastman, of Zanesville, 

30 Apl, 1857, she d 29 July, 1863; m (2d) Louisa, 
dau of John Carter, of Elyria, O., 20 Nov, 1890. By 
first w had 

1044 Henry Eastman, b28 Sept, 1852, unm. 

1045 Juliette, b 8 Mar, 1854; m (1st) Lewis W. Bates, of Kansas 

City, Mo., he d there 3 Nov, 1891; m (2d), Henry D. Mor- 
gan, of Urbana,? Nov, 1894. By first whad Sidney D., 6 Mar, 

1880. 

1046 Sadie, b 25 Feb, 1856; m (Ist)J. Madison Greely, of Salina, Kan; 

m (2d) Judge George Rogers, of Boulder, Colo. No issue by 
either. 

1047 Clara, b 22 July, 1863 ; m 19 June, 1888, John P. Hance, of 

Urbana. Had Perry R., 4 Feb, 1888; Lillian H., 23 Oct, 1892. 

1043 EDWARD M., of Granville, O. (^""Appleton), m Mar- 

tha, dau of Dr. Sylvester Spelman, of Granville, O., 

31 Oct, 1850. She b 19 Dec, 1827. Had 

1048 + Appleton A., 10 Sept, 1851. Is a banker at Lyndon, Kan. 

1049 + Sylvester S . , b 12 Sept, 1853. He graduated from Denison 

(O.) University and Columbia (N. Y.) Law School, and is a 
judge of the Circuit Court at Boulder, Colo, to which place 
he rem in 1876. 

1050 Francis Mott, b 2 Dec, 1857. Is cashier at Longmont, Colo. 

1051 Mary, b 5 Oct, 1855 ; d Mar 19, 1875, unm. 

1052 Emily, b 21 Jan, 1865 ; m Alfred D. Cole, of Granville, O., 18 

June, 1889. He is a professor in Denison University, 



104 

1032 SAMUEL MOTT (''""Dr. Avery), m in 1811 Elizabeth 
Budd Hunt, of Asbury, N. J. Had, all b at Preston 
except first, 

1053 Elizabeth H., b at Mansfield, N. J., 16 July, 1812; d at Nor- 

wich in 1867, unm. 

1054 Avery, b 23 May, 1814 ; d at Apalachicola, Fla., 29 May. 1851 ; 

unm. 

1055 Daniel H., b 1 Apl, 1816; d at Apalachicola, Fla., 8 Feb, 1851 ; 

unm. 

1056 Abbie Jane, b 23 July, 1818 ; d at Albany, N. Y., 27 May, 1890 ; 

unm. 

1057 + Samuel A., b 15 Oct, 1820 Rem to Chicago in 1853, and dthere 

3 Mar, 1885. 

1058 Caroline, b 19 Nov, 1822 ; d at Norwich, 30 Oct, 1841 ; m Wil- 

liam A. Britton, of New York City; no issue living. 

1059 Joshua, b 24 Apl, 1825; d at Chicago, 2 May, 1865. 

1060 Sarah M., b 22 Oct, 1827. She m 5 Oct, 1853, Charles T. Palmer, 

of Zanesville, O., and is now living at Norwich, Had Samuel 
D., 15 May, 1855; Anna K., 13 Nov, 1858 ; EUzabeth D., 26 
June, 1862; Charles H., 16 Oct, 1867; Isabella F., 3 June, 1871. 

1061 Catherine Ball, b 7 Dec, 1830; m 14 Dec, 1859, Robert M. 

Hamilton, of New York City. He b 24 Oct, 1826. Rem to 
Albany, N. Y. Had Isabella, 11 Apl, 1861, m Frederick W. 
Dauchy, and rem to Brooklyn, N. Y., in Oct, 1884 ; Caroline 
D., 24 Nov, 1863, m John L. Kendig and rem in Apl, 1892, to 
Brooklyn ; Robert Avery, 17 May, 1865, m Jennie E Rhodes ; 
Samuel, 24 Feb, 1867, d 27 Sept, 1868 ; Frank Stuart, 17 Apl, 
1869; Alfred S., 15 Dec, 1873. 

1057 SAMUEL A. ('"■^'Samuel Mott), m 25 Dec, 1848, Mary, 
dau of Garrit Van Derveer, of Montgomery, N. J. 
She b 21 Mar, 1822. Had 

1062 Mary Merlett, b at Norwich, 8 Sept. 1849; d there 8 Mar, 1851. 

1063 Caroline, b at Norwich, 5 Nov, 1850. Rem to Chicago. M John 

S. Buhrer, of Cleveland. O., — May, 1871. Had Stephen 11 
May, 1876; Jack D., 12 Oct, 1880. 

1064 Elizabeth Hunt, b at Chicago, 16 May, 1856; m (1st) 3 Feb, 

1876, John C. McCord. of Erie, Pa., he b 1846; m (2d) 21 May, 
1890, Harvey S. Hayden, of Rochester, N. Y., he b 1850. By 



105 

first vv had Downer, 24 Oct, 1879; Jay C, 19 July, 1882. By 
second w had Frances E. , 6 Nov, 1892. 

1065 Avery, b at Chicago, 28 June, 1859; d. y. 

1033 GEORGE, of North Bergen, Hoboken, N. J. ('"^^Avery), 
m in 1821, Sarah, dau of William Robinson, of West- 
erly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn. She b 1797; d in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1882. Had 

1066 George, b 1822, d. y. 

1067 Charles, b at Pockatonac, Ct, 23 Feb, 1824; unm, and is a 

drug broker in New York. 

1068 Margaret R., b 23 July, 1829, unm. 

1048 APPLETON A., of Lyndon, Kan p^'Edward M., of 

Granville, O.), m Norah M. Sperry, of Mt. Vernon, O., 
16 Oct, 1879. Had 

1069 Edward Mott, Jr., b 19 Mar, 1886. 

1049 SYLVESTER S., of Boulder, Colo (^°*^Edward M.), m 

Lottie, dau of James Harden, of Paris, 111, 17 Dec, 
1880. Had 

1070 Edward Mott and a twin brother, b 19 Nov, 1881; both d. y. 

1071 Elizabeth, b 22 Aug, 1884, 

1050 FRANCIS M., of Longmont, Colo (^"^^'Edward M.), m 

Mabel Fox, of Longmont, 5 Sept, 1884. Had 

1072 Mary, b 9 June, 1885. 

1073 Frank F., b 6 Jan, 1887. , 

1074 George, b 4 May, 1888. 

1023 JOSHUA, of New York City, Zanesville and Newark, 
O. (-°«Dr. Joshua), m 26 Dec, 1808, Sarah, dau of John 
Rathbone, of New York City. She d at Zanesville . 
Had 

1075 Joshua R., b 28 Nov, 1809; d at Columbus, O. 



106 

1076 Sakah, b in New York City, 22 Jan, 1811 ; d at Delaware, O., 13 

Jan, 1831; m 27 Jan, 1840, Thomas Pettibone. He b 14 Oct, 
1809, at Burlington, Ct. ; d 5 Feb, 1895, at Delaware, O. Had 
Louise, Thomas, Sarah and Mary. 

1077 Juliette, b 29 Mar, 1812; d. y. 

1078 Emily, b in New York City, 29 Aug, 1813; d at Delaware, O., 

17 Aug, 1886; m 26 Nov, 1835, at Zanesville, Hiram J. 
Andrews, of New Britain. He b at Worthington, O., 15 July, 
1813; d at Delaware, 23 May, 1882. Had (i) Sarah R., 28 Aug, 
1836, d28 Apl, 1859, m D. L. Bartlett; (ii) James, 27 Aug, 
1838, d 18 Feb, 1880, m Anna Kirby; (in) Emily D., 7 Dec, 
1840, m 14 Jan, 1862, Charles G. Davison, and rem to Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; (IV) Hiram R., 23 Mar, 1843, m Mary Vought; (v) 
Eliza, 5 Dec, 1845, d. y. ; (vi) Ellen R., 11 Feb, 1847; (vii) 
Mary Eliza, 13 May, 1850. 

1079 Charles, b 3 July, 1815; d. y. 

1080 Joshua, b 24 Aug, 1817; d 1865. 

1025 ADOLPHUS, of Ithaca (^"^Dr. Joshua), m Amy Avery, 
of Norwich. She d about 1848, at Ithaca. Had 

1101 Albert, b about 1802. He is said to have m May Standish, of 

Norwich. His children all d without issue. 

1102 Charles, b about 1804. He rem to Philadelphia, probably about 

1829, later to New York, and d there 30 Nov, 1872. He m Clara, 
dau of John Edmunds, of New York. He had two daus, both of 
whom d unm. 

1103 Martha B., b about 1812. She m Cyrus Batteson, and rem to 

Rochester, N. Y. 

1104+ Oliver, b about 1813; d at Shrewsbury Highlands, N. J., 9 Feb, 
1866. 

1105 Huldah, b about 1815; d 1823. 

1106 Amy, b about 1816. She m John Tucker, of New York City, and 

d at Ithaca in 1886; no issue. 

1107 + George, b at Hartford, Ct., about 1818. Rem to Philadelphia; 

d of yellow fever, at New Orleans, 9 Aug, 1858. He went out, 
when young, first as supercargo, next as Captain of a vessel 
for Stephen Baldwin, of Philadelphia, importers of teas, etc. 

1108 + Avery, b 24 June, 1822, in Hartford. Ct. Rem to Denver, Colo,. 

20 Sept, 1881, and d there. 

1109 Jane, b about 1823. 



107 

1104 OLIVER, of Highlands, N. J. ('O'^^Adolphus) ; m (1st) 
Hannah Eliza Zeluff, of Ithaca, she d at Highlands, 

N. J., about 1858; m (2d) , of Shrewsbury. N. 

J. By first w had 

1110 William, b at Ithaca; d Feb, 1864. 

1111 + George, b 15 Nov, 1837. Rem to New York; d 1 Sept, 1884, 

and is buried in Greenwood. 
1113 HuLDAH J., b 21 Sept, 1843; m 8 Jan, 1860, John Wager, of 
Montgomery Co, N. Y., and rem to Valparaiso, Ind., in June, 
1864; he b 12 June, 1835; d 37 July, 1880. Had Mary C, 23 
Apl 1863; Catharine, 28 Feb, 1864; Mahala, 23 Jan, 1866; Joseph 
R., 10 May, 1868; Joanna, 6 Mar, 1870; John J., 19 Sept, 1873; 
Eliza, 15 Oct, 1874; George O., 6 June, 1877. 

1113 Amy Margaret, b ; m 30 May, 1863, Jarvis Pearsall, of 

Nyack, N. Y. She d 28 Dec, 1869. He d 3 Nov, 1870. Had 
Margaret A., 10 Mar, 1865; Rachel J., 30 Mar, 1867. 

1114 Lewis S., b ; unm. 

1115 Avery, b ; unm. 

11 H GEORGE, of New York (""^Oliver), m 22 May, 1860, 
Eleanor, dau of Thos Burton, of London, Eng. Had 

1116 Eliza Zeluff, b 4 Aug, 1861; m 11 July, 1881, Samuel Dodd, of 

New York. Had Nellie, 2 Sept, 1884; Elizabeth, 8 July, 1888; 
Edna, 14 Dec. 1898. 

1117 + Robert Oliver, b 2 Oct, 1864. 

1118 + George Lewis, b 14 Sept, 1866. 

1119 Nellie, b 30 Jan, 1871. 

1120 Amy, b 7 Mar, 1873; m 15 Sept, 1892, Wm. Lint, of Dobbs Ferry, 

N. Y. Had Raymond, 26 Jan, 1894. 

1121 Susie, b 7 Oct, 1880; d. y. 

1 1 17 ROBERT O. , of New York (""George), m 11 Jan, 1881. 
Mary Ann Finan, of New York, Had 

1122 Nellie. 

1123 Robert. 

1124 George. 

1125 John. 



108 

1118 GEORGE LEWIS, of New York (""George), m (1st) 
Feb, 1887, Winifred McArdle, of New York. Had 

1126 Evelyn, b 1 Aug, 1893. 

1107 GEORGE ('""Adolphus), m 20 June, 1843, Amelia, dau 

of John C. Benfer, of Philadelphia. She b 10 Sept, 
1825; d 10 Dec, 1892. Had, all bin Philadelphia, 

1127 Emma, b 16 Mar, 1844; m 31 Dec, 1862, Franklin Butcher, of 

Philadelphia. Had Daisy and Harry. 

1128 George, d. y. 

1129 Dora, b 26 May, 1847. Lives in Washington, D. C. 

1130 Adolphus, b 20 Aug, 1849 ; m Annie McCaffray ; no issue. Lives 

in Philadelphia. 

1131 Georgene, b 15 Dec, 1851 ; m 1868. Frank Waters, of Phila- 

delphia. Had Jason and Olivia. 

1132 Fanny, b about 1853; is unm and lives in Washington, D. C. 

1133 Lilly, b 1 June, 1858; m (1st) Frank Dailey, of Philadelphia; 

m (2d) 19 June, 1892, JohnC. Knight, of Washington, D. C, 
and lives there. 

1108 AVERY, of Denver ('"-'Adolphus), m Joanna Driscoll. 

She b 15 Mar, 1824, at Liverpool, Eng.; d 19 Aug, 
1881, at East St. Louis, 111. Had, all b at Ithaca, 

1134 Samuel Adolphus, b 3 Apl. 1842; d 8 Sept, 1860. 

1135 + Charles T., b 24 Dec, 1844. Rem to Denver, Col., and d there 

27 July, 1898. 

1136 Anna Eliza, b 3 May, 1848. Shem 15 Sept, 1866, William Tait. 

He b 4 June, 1837, at Glasgow, Scotland; he d at Milwaukee, 
3 Sept, 1871. She m (2d) James Tait, brother of William, 30 
Oct, 1873. Had, by first husband, Adolphus J., 9 Feb, 1868; 
William, 20 Mar, 1869, d. y. No issue by second husband. 

1137 Helen C, b 11 May, 1852. She m Wm. Young, of Faribolt. 

Minn, and rem to Winlock, Wash. 

1188 Avery, b 13 Nov, 1856; d. y. 

1139 Amy, b 25 Apl, 1862; m Frank Michener, of Burlington, la., 27 
Jan, 1884. 



109 

1135 CHARLES T., of Denver (»'°«Avery), m 9 Feb, 1869, 
Lizzie Redmon. She b at Milwaukee, 25 Apl, 1848, 
and d there 22 Sept, 1879. Had 

1140 Ella Wooster, b 27 Dec, 1870. 

1141 William, b 8 Oct, 1872. 

1142 Charles T., b 31 July, 1875. 

1143 Eliza, b 8 Aug, 1877. 

1144 Grace, b 22 June, 1879. 






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1027 ELISHA, of Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pa.* f"^Dr. 
Joshua) m Nancy Mortamore, in Connecticut, where 
at least his four oldest children were born. She is 
thought to have been of French extraction, and d at 
Dodgeville, la., about 1850. Had 

1145 Anne, b 1801 ; m William Tubbs, a farmer at Huntington. 

1146 + Robert, b Jan, 1803. Was a schoolmaster. Rem in Oct, 1839 

from Wilkesbarre to Burlington, Iowa, and d at or near New 
Boston, 111, July, 1848. 

1147 + John A., b in Hartford Co, Ct., 2 Sept, 1805. Rem (1st) to New 

York; (2d) in 1812, to Wilkesbarre, Pa.; (3d) was in 1833 a 
merchant at Pottsville, Pa. ; (4th) to Canton, O. ; (5th) in 1839, 
to Burlington, la., and (6th) in June, 1845, to Muscatine, la,, 
where he d 5 July, 1888. 

1148 Elisha, b 1808 ; d about 1850. He was in 1833 a merchant at 

Huntington, m Elizabeth Hoyt, of Wilkesbarre, and had one 
son who rem to Texas. 

1149 George, b ; m Eliza J. Golladay, of Ohio (probably Canton). 

1150 Harrison, b ; d 1848; was a physician; m Sarah Babb, of 

Des Moines Co., la. 

1151 Joshua, b ; d 1865 ; m Martha Jackson, of Dodgeville, about 

1849. 

1152 Derwin, b ; d about 1844. 

1153 Huldah, b ; m Ransom Gillmore, of Canton, O. 

1146 ROBERT, of Burlington, la. ('"-^'Elisha), m about 1827, 
Lydia, dau of John and Susan Babb, of Hanover, Lii- 
zeme Co., Pa. She b in 1805, and d 7 Mar, 1882, at 
Sparry, la. John Babb at an early time kept a tavern 

*Elisha Downer was probably led to go to Luzerne Co. by the fact 
that his uncle and aunt, Caleb Spencer and w, Hannah Downer, had gone there 
before. The history of the settlement of Luzerne Co. by people from Connecticut is 
interesting and will pay perusal. 



Ill 

five miles west of Wilkesbarre at a place called Hog- 
Back. Had 

1154 LoRETTA C, b 14 Jan, 1828; m in 1845, Wayman Howard, of 

Des Moines Co, and d 14 Jan, 1882. 

1155 Susan B., b 3 Apl, 1830; m in Jan, 1852, Barnard Hale, of Pleas- 

ant Grove, la. 

1156 Nancy M., b 22 Apl, 1832; m 4 Jan, 1851, H. S. Cocayne, of 

Danville, la., and rem to Des Moines Co. 

1157 + John B., b 10 Nov, 1835, at Huntington, Greenwood Twp, Lu- 

zerne Co., Pa. Rem in 1839 to Dodgeville, Des Moines Co., 
la., and later to Sperry, la. 

1158 Miles, b 1837, d. y. 

1159 Erwin and Derwin (twins), b 18 Feb, 1840. 

1160 Charles Lee, b 21 Dec, 1845; d 15 Dec, 1860. 

1161 Harrison M., b 7 May, 1847; m Amanda Cocayne, of North- 

field, la. 

1157 JOHN B., of Sperry, 111 ("^Robert), m 13 July, 1865, 
Sarah E., dau of Samuel Gano, of Cincinnati. She 
b 7 Jan, 1845, at New Albany, Ind. Had 

1162 Ruth A., b 16 Nov, 1866; m 23 Dec, 1889, Daniel Dean, of 

Sperry. 

1163 Lucy F.. b 13 June, 1868; m 31 Dec, 1889, H. A. Orchard, of 

Yarmouth, la. 

1164 Grace L., b 7 Dec, 1870; m in 1894, N. W. Huston, of Mt. Pleas- 

ant, la. 

1165 LucRETiA E., b 30 Nov, 1872. 

1166 John B., b 16 Sept, 1876. 

1167 Robert B., b 23 Aug, 1878. 

1168 Harrison C. b 15 July, 1881. 

1169 Ruthford R., b 23 Oct, 1882. 

1170 Sarah L., b 7 Jan, 1886. 

1147 JOHN A., of Muscatine, la. ('"■^'Elisha), m (1st) 11 
Feb, 1827, at Hanover, Luzerne Co. , Pa., Elizabeth 
R. , dau of Henry Coder, she b near Wilkesbarre, 13 
Mar, 1807, and d at Muscatine, 14 Dec, 1845; m (2d) 



112 

8 June, 1847, Elizabeth Babb, she d 30 Jan, 1873., , 
Had by first \v 

1171 Anna C, b 14 June, 1828; m 12 Apl, 1849, Rev. James T. Cole- 

man, and rem to Burlington, la. 

1172 Mary, b 23 Dec, 1830, d 17 Sept, 1881; m Isaac Sager, 21 Jan, 

1847. 

1173 Almira, b 14 Dec, 1832; d 5 Apl, 1855. 

1174 + Robert McCall, bat Massillon, O., 6 Sept, 1837; d at Denver, 

Colo, 27 July, 1889. 

1175 + Joseph Bensox, b 6 May, 1840. Lives at Muscatine. 

1176 Adella, b 3 Aug, 1845, d. y. 

By second w had 

1177 Edwin (twin), b 13 June, 1851; m 16 Feb, 1876, Amelia Liver- 

more, and rem to Fairfield, la. 

1178 Ellen (twin), b 13 June, 1851, d. y. 

1179 George C, b 18 July, 1858; m 10 Feb, 1878, Rena Fedrow, and 

rem to Sarcoxie, Mo. 

1174 ROBERT McCALL, of Denver, Colo (""John A), m 
24 Dec, 1863, ReiibennaJ., dauof Reuben J. Blizzard, 
of Anamosa, la. She b at Newark, O., 6 Feb, 1846, 
and is still living (1899) at Denver. Had 

1201 Cora D., b 13 Oct, 1864; m 13 Oct, 1887, George Z. Bayley, of 

St. Louis, and rem to Los Angeles, Cal. 

1202 Mary Belle, b 29 Sept, 1866. 

1203 Thomas Benson, b 27 Oct, 1868. He m 29 Dec, 1898, Martha C. 

Carpenter, of Rock Rapids, la. Resides Muscatine. 

1204 William Edwin, b 6 Mar, 1871. 

1205 Isaac Francis, b 12 Oct, 1872. 

1206 Ruby Rachel, b 27 Nov, 1874; m 30 June, 1897, Edgar E. John- 

son, and rem to Muscatine. 

1207 Jay B., b 3 June, 1877. 

1208 Pearl, b 18 Dec. 1884. 



113 

1175 JOSEPH B., of Muscatine, la. (""John A and w Eliza- 
beth Coder), m 18 Feb, 1866, Margaret Ann, dau of 
Thomas Davis, of Northfield, la. She b Greenfield, 
O., in 1847. Had 

1209 Adella, b 14 Dec, 1866; m in 1888, George Parvin, of Musca- 

tine. 

1210 Louis E., b 10 Sept, 1867; m in 1899, Emma G. Beik of Grand 

River, la. 

1211 John, b 7 Sept, 1869; m in Aug, 1892, Viola Lang. 

1212 Nellie, b 11 Sept, 1882. 

222 RICHARD, of Bozrah ('^Richard and w Mercy Horton), 
m Margaret Caruthers. She b Bennington, Vt. , 9 
Aug, 1742; d at Bozrah, 3 Feb, 1830. She was an 
adopted dau of Abiel Marshall, of Bozrah, Conn, and 
g dau of Col John Dixwell, one of the "Regicide" 
judges who passed the death sentence on the English 
King, Charles I. After the restoration of the mon- 
archy in 1660, Dixwell, with many of his associates, 
was condemned to death. He fled to Boston and 
when officers were sent to arrest them by order of 
Charles II, he and his two companions found refuge 
in New Haven, where the "Regicides' Cave" is still 
shown. Had 

1213 John B, b 18 May, 1760; d in 1776 of a disease while in the army. 

1214 + Uriah (Captain), b 12 Nov, 1762; d at Bozrah, 17 Nov, 1825. 

1215 LucRETiA, b 21 Feb, 1765 ; m Howe and d in 1814. 

1216 + James Caruthers, .b 15 Mar, 1767. Rem (1st) to Hudson, N. Y. ; 

(2d) to Saratoga, N. Y. ; (3d) to Esperance, N. Y., and (4th) 
in 1826, to Castleton, N. Y., where he d 1 Jan, 1837. 

1217 + EzEKiEL, b 16 Jan, 1771. Rem to Bridgewater, Susquehanna 

Co.. Pa., in 1823, andd there 10 June. 1857. 

1218 Sibyl, b 15 June, 1773; d 23 June, 1800. She m 1 June, 1797, 

Andrew Lathrop. Had William, 10 Mar, 1798; Guy and Gad 
(twins), d. y.; Sophronia, 6 July, 1802; Calvin, 15 Mar, 1804, 
(So. Bozrah recs). It is said she also had Richard D., who 
became a member of the well-known dry goods house of 
Lathrop, Ludington & Co. , of New York. 



114 

1219 Mary (Polly), b 22 Apl, 1770; m Jabez A. Birchard, of Birch- 

ardville, Pa,, 27 Jan, 1799, and d 2 Nov. 1830. Rem to Ruby, 
Luzerne Co., Pa., in 1800. 

1220 Phalla, b 28 Dec, 1778; m HielTupper, at Rush, Susquehanna 

Co, Pa., and d there 16 Feb, 1856. 

1221 + John (2d), bl3 Dec, 1780; d 21 Sept, 1859. 

1214 URIAH (Captain), of Bozrah C''- Richard), m 15 Nov, 
1787, Desire, dau of Capt David Hough, of Bozrah. 
She b 4 Jan, 1764; d 12 Mar, 181G. Had, all b at 
Bozrah, 

1222 Annice, b 20 Jan, 1789 ; d at Bozrah, 7 Nov, 1851 ; m Brewster 

Lee, of Lebanon, Ct. He d at Silver Creek, N. Y., 14 Jtdy, 
1861. Had (I) Francis B., 20 July, 1808, d 10 Aug, 1875, m 
Mercy Huntly and rem to Norwich; (ii) Alanson H., 28 Oct, 
1810, d 27 Dec, 1861, m in 1841 Pamela Gaylor of Silver 
Creek and rem to Racine, Wis ; (in) Harriet M., 4 Oct, 1812, 
d 24 Nov, 1891, m in 1850 Edwin Fitch of Lisbon, Ct., and 
rem to Norwich; (iv) Uriah D., 23 July, 1814, d 22 June, 1891, 
m Sept, 1836, Abigail D. Huntington of Coventry, Ct., and 
rem to Rochester, N. Y. ; (v) Horatio N., 16 Aug, 1816, d 16 
June, 1894, m 1849, Caroline E. Marsh, of Colchester, Ct., and 
rem to Norwich; (vi) Edwin R., 23 July, 1818, d 25 Sept, 
1824 ; (vn) Desire D., 12 May, 1820, d 18 Jan, 1896, m 20 Oct, 
1841, Daniel Lathrop, of Norwich, and rem to Buffalo, N. Y.; 
(vni) Ann, 1 July. 1822, d 19 Sept, 1824; James H.. 29 July, 
1824, d. y. 

1223 Hannah, b 27 Aug, 1790 ; d 17 Nov, 1836, unm. 

1224 Eunice, b 17 Oct, 1792; d 6 Apl, 1873; m Daniel Marsh, of Col- 

chester, Ct. He b 30 Nov, 1784; d 28 June, 1849. Had (i) 
Carohne E., 14 Sept, 1820, m 3 Feb, 1847, Nelson Lee; (ii) 
Earle W., 15 Oct, 1822, d 1887; (in) Mary Hough, 26 Dec, 
1824, d 1847; (iv) Uriah D., 24 Nov, 1826, d. y. ; (v) Edwin D., 
18 Oct, 1831, m 22 Oct, 1860, Lucretia Wasgatt ; (vi) Henry 
C, 25 Dec, 1833, m 23 Mar, 1881, Helen M. Dunham; (vn) 
Eunice S., 13 Sept, 1836, m 22 Oct, 1860, Oliver C. Ashton. 

1225 Elizabeth (Eliza), b 22 July, 1794; d at Silver Creek, N. Y., 

9 Nov, 1882; m 30 Oct, 1813, Oliver Lee (brother of Brewster 
Lee above), of Lebanon, Ct. , and rem to Silver Creek, He b 
23 Dec, 1791, at Lebanon ;d 28 July, 1846, at Buffalo. Had 
(i) Eunice, 16 Feb, 1815, d 6 Mar, 1866, m 9 Feb, 1831, Clark 
C. Swift, of Silver Creek; (n) CaroHne. 9 Nov, 1816, d 12 Apl, 



115 

1895, m 19 Mar, 1848, Daniel Young, of Warsaw, N. Y. ; (in) 
Charles H., 1 Oct, 1818, is still living (1900), unm, at Silver 
Creek; (iv) James H., 16 Sept, 1822, m 24 Dec, 1856, Lucretia 
M. Clark, of Silver Creek, and is still living at Buffalo; (v) 
Eliza, 25 Nov, 1824, d 21 Mar, 1866, m 22 Oct, 1846, William 
H. Abell, of Buffalo; (vi) Franklin, 20 Feb, 1826, m 15 July, 
1851, Marianne Waith, of Silver Creek, and still lives at Buf- 
falo; (VII) Helen, 9 Mar, 1830, m 21 July, 1858, Henry Mont- 
gomery, of Silver Creek, and rem to Buffalo; (viii) Mary L., 
20 Oct, 1835, m 7 Dec, 1858, Chauncey Goodrich Talcott, of 
Silver Creek, and lives there; (ix) John M. , 3 Oct, 1831, lives 
unm at Silver Creek . 

1226 + Uriah, b 13 July, 1796. Rem to Forestville, N. Y.. and d there 

27 Jan, 1882. 

1227 Desire, b 30 Oct, 1797; d 6 Sept, 1871 ; m 16 Sept, 1817, John G. 

Wightman and rem to OrangeviUe, N. Y. He b at Waterford 
2 May, 1796; d 21 Nov, 1839. Had Hannah D., 21 Nov, 
1819; William C, 31 May, 1821; Orson H., 13 Dec, 1824; 
JohnG. W., 27 Dec, 1826, d. y.; James R., 6 Mar, 1832; 
Desire, 3 Mar, 1835, d. y. ; Sarah M., 6 Aug, 1838, m 15 
Mar, 1860, J . E. Blackmar, of OrangeviUe. 

1228 David H., b 30 Oct, 1799, unm. Rem to Ocean Grove, N. J.; 

d 8 June, 1884. 

1216 JAMES C, of Bozrah, Ct., and Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
(^^^Richard), m Arethusa Thorp, of Bozrah. She b 
27 June, 1770 ; d at Castleton, N. Y., 5 Dec, 1850. 
Had 

1229 + Marvin, b at Bozrah, 15 July, 1791 ; d 23 May, 1866, at Newton 

Falls, O. 

1230 + James, b at Bozrah, 25 Dec, 1793; d at Eperance, N. Y., 28 Jan, 

1858. 

1231 + John R., b at Cooperstown, N.Y., 20 June, 1805. Rem to Castle- 

ton, N. Y., with his father in 1826, and died there 5 Dec, 1897. 
He was for more than forty years engaged in milling at Cas- 
tleton, and afterwards in river freighting to New York. He 
was the inventor of the revolving horse hay rake, now so com- 
monly in use. 

1232 Russell, b at Duanesburg, N. Y., 1808, unm; d at Castleton, 13 

Aug, 1889. 

1233 Betsey, b at Saratoga. N . Y. , 1799 ; d at Esperance, 1843 ; m Lath- 

rop Abell, of Esperance, Had Emeline, 1820, d 1847; Eliza- 



116 

betli, 1833, d 1858; Lucinda; Charles D., d at Geneva Lake 
Wis ; Alfred, Harriet N. , Amelia Russell. 

1234 Mary, b at Saratoga, 2 Aug, 1801 ; d at Burtonville, N. Y., 8 Feb, 

1864; m Obadiah Davis, of Burtonville. Had John R., 29 
Mar, 1835; Delia, 1833, d 18 Feb, 1868, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1235 Margaret Susan, b at Saratoga, 31 Aug 1803; m 18 Apl, 1833 

Peter Hogeboom, of Castleton, and d there 15 Dec, 1880- 
He b 28 June, 1805, and d 27 Apl, 1854. in New York City. 
Had Charlotte Maria, 26 May, 1835, d. y. ; • James Edward, 
19 Aug, 1843, d at Coxsackie, 1879, 

1236 Harriet, b at Duanesburg, 1813, d at Castleton, 26 Dec, 1889, 

unm. 

1229 MARVIN, of Newton Falls, O. C"«James C), m about 
1822, Margaret L., dau of Alexander Sutherland, of 
Newton, O. Had, all at Newton Falls, 

1237 James, b 6 June, 1824; d 12 Dec 1853, at Placerville, Cal; unm. 

1238 Marvin A., b 18 July, 1826; d 21 Dec, 1834. 

1239 Harriet, b 2 June, 1828; d 4 June, 1841. 

1240 Sarah Aurelia, b 24 Apl, 1830; d 2 Aug, 1836. 

1241 Mary Ann; b 12 Apl, 1833; d 8 Aug, 1836. 

1242 Frank, b 13 May, 1837. He was a soldier in the Civil War, 

having in Dec, 1861, enlisted in the 6th Ohio Vols, under 
General Fremont. On account of being unable to sleep, caused 
by taking care of his brother John, who had been wounded 
and placed in a hospital, he was given an over dose of lauda- 
num by a nurse and d 25 Sept, 1863; unm. 

1243 Calista, b 21 Dec. 1838. She m 24 Jan, 1881, Thos. A. Black, of 

Newton Falls; rem to Cleveland; still Uving there (1898); no 
children. 

1244 John, b 8 Jan, 1843. He joined the 7th Ohio Vol Infantry in 

June, 1861 ; was wounded at Cedar Mountain 9 Aug, 1862; the 
ball passed through his left lung, lodged in his back, and is. 
there still. He was discharged, but after remaining home for 
six months enlisted in the navy, and served until the war 
closed. Soon after he became insane from the efifect of the 
ball, and was placed in the asylum at Cleveland, where he 
still remains. 

1245 Clarissa, b 14 Oct, 1840; d 22 Sept, 1854. 



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117 

1230 JAMES (^"'^James C), m Sarah Morey, of Duanesburg, 

N. Y., 13 Feb, 1823. Had 

1246 Nelson Eaton, b at Esperance, 19 Oct, 1835; d there 23 Oct- 

1858, unm. 

1247 Harriet Louise, b at Esperance, 20 Dec, 1823; d there 3 Apl, 

1825. 

1231 JOHN R. f'l^James C. and w Arethusa), m 6 Mar, 1838, 

Mary Smith, dau of John D. Smith, of Castleton, 
N. Y. She b 6 July, 1817; d Sept 19, 1888. Had 

1248 + James R. , b at Castleton, 1 Feb, 1839. He was for several years 

engaged in freighting on the Hudson River, between Castle- 
ton and New York, and since 1880 has been the cashier of the 
Castleton National Bank. 

1249 Charles, b 13 May, 1844; d 7 Mar, 1888 ; m 19 Feb, 1861, Helen 

Whitman, of Schodack, N. Y. ; no issue. 

1248 JAMES R. C'^^'John R. and w Mary), m 22 Dec, 1864, 
Margaret Ann Herrick, of Castleton. Had 

1250 + Frank Herrick, b 6 Oct, 1865. Rem to Albany, N. Y. 

1251 Edgar J . , b 27 June, 1867, unm. 

1252 John G. , b 5 Oct, 1869 ; d 8 Mar, 1871 . 

1253 George H., b 27 Aug, 1873; d 8 Jan, 1875. 

1254 Mary Lucretia, b 22 Nov, 1875. 

1255 Charles Russell, b 4 Sept, 1877. 

1250 FRANK H., of Albany ('^***James R.), m Georgiana A. 
Fritz, of New York City and Passaic, N. J., 27 June, 
1888. Had 

1256 Harold Sheldon, b 28 Apl, 1889. 



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1217 EZEKIEL, of Bridgewater, Pa. ('-'Richard of Bozrah), 
m Susan, dau of Pelatiah Bliss, of Lebanon, Conn. 
She b 1781 ; d 25 Dec, 1849. Had 

1257 Mary Maria, b 1810 ; m Walter Olmstead; d Jan, 1872. 

1258 Lydia Melissa, b 1813; m Hiram Allen ; d 7 Sept, 1834. 

1259 Margaret Pamela, b 21 July, 1814; m 29 Nov, 1832, Lucius 

W. Birchard ; d 14 July, 1886. 

1260 Cornelia A. , b 13 May, 1818 ; m Orin Beebe ; d 13 Aug, 1873. 

1261 + Richard Bliss, b 21.Sept, 1821. Lives at Fairdale, Pa. 
Also three sons, d. y. 

1261 RICHARD B., of Fairdale, Pa. (^'"Ezekiel), m Eliza- 
beth Fullerton. She b 1827; d 9 Jan, 1879. Had 

1262 William F.. b 1849. He enlisted in the Second New York Cav- 

alry 13 Sept, 1864; d at Winchester, Va., 13 Nov, 1864 

1263 Susan-, b 29 Nov, 1850; m Peter Roe, of Fairdale. Had Denton, 

25 Nov, 1874; Hettie C, 10 Aug, 1877, d 17 July, 1892. 

1264 Hettie J., b 23 July, 1853; d 23 Nov, 1874. 

1265 + Oscar Charles, b 21 Sept, 1856. Lives at Fairdale. 

1266 Ida Effie. b 17 Mar, 1859; m Allen Buck. Had Effie, 30 Oct, 

1880; Walter S., 6 Feb, 1891; Oscar C. and Hosea B. 

1267 + Hosea Ballou, b 20 May, 1861. 

1265 OSCAR C, of Fairdale (''"'Richard B.), m Nellie, dan 
of Hollis Parks, of Fairdale, Susquehanna Co., Pa. 
Had 

1268 Bessie E., b 10 Jan, 1884 

1269 Guy R., b 12 Nov, 1887. 

1270 Earnest P., b 11 Oct, 1889. 



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119 

1267 HOSEA B., of Fairdale (^^«'Richard B.), m Hattie, dau 
of Robert Strange, of Fairdale, Pa, Had 
1371 William C, b 17 May, 1881. 
1273 Lillian M., b 5 Sept, 1884. 

1221 JOHN, of Bozrah f ^Richard), m (1st) Mary, dau of 
Abiel and Lucinda (Clement) Cheney, of Norwich, 18 
Sept, 1802, she b 22 Mar, 1779, d 18 Feb, 1814; m (2d) 
18 Feb, 1816, Louisa Bishop, of Lisbon, Ct., she b 18 
Feb, 1783, d 10 Apl, 1838. By first w had 

1273 Mary M., b 15 Mar, 1804; m Seth Whiting, of Bozrah, 17 May, 
1838. She d 21 Feb, 1855. Had Mary Ann, 10 July, 1833, d. y. 

1374 Lucinda, C, b 19 Mar, 1806. She was a missionary teacher to 
the Choctaw Indians at Good Water, I. T. ;d there 15 Oct, 1848. 

1275 Harriet Hough, b 27 Jan, 1808; d 8 Feb, 1899, at Norwich; m 

(1st) 22 Nov, 1838, Jarvis Crandall; he d 28 June, 1854; m 
(2d) 14 May, 1867, Gamahel M. Welch, of Norwich; he d 
19 Nov, 1886. By first husband had Harriet E., 1 Dec, 1839, 
d 19 Nov, 1880, m 27 Sept, 1865, Samuel Johnson, of Norwich, 
and had Edward C, 19 Sept, 1869; Henry D., 22 Feb, 1872. 
No issue by second husband. 

1276 + John Camden, b 2 Apl, 1811. Rem to De Soto, Mo., and still 

lives there (1900). He is a Presbyterian minister. He pre- 
pared for college mainly under Charles P. Ottis, A. M. , of 
Bacon Academy, Colchester, Ct. ; entered Yale and graduated 
1841 ; studied at New Haven Theological Seminary 1841-4 ; 
was licensed to preach in Oct, 1843, by the New London As- 
sociation; ordained at Norwich, Mar 26, 1845. He went to 
Illinois the following May and was stationed at Elizabeth, 
near Galena, as a home missionary ; continued there two years; 
was installed pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Free- 
port July 10, 1849, and remained there until the spring of 1853. 
In the fall of 1855 he removed to Carlinville, 111, where, for 
nearly eleven years, he was secretary and general agent of 
Blackburn Theological Seminary; resigned the latter oifice 
June 15, 1866, still remaining secretary and trustee of the insti- 
tution. A part of the above time he preached in various places 
in the vicinity and taught in the preparatory department. In 
1867 he removed to De Soto, Jefferson Co., Mo. After supply- 
ing the Presbyterian pulpit there for about three and a half 
years, he took up a missionary circuit in the county in which 
he had preached to the present time, laboring more or less at 
three small churches and at as many stations. His portrait 
appears on another page. 



120 

1277 Olive C, b 14 Feb, 1814; d 31 May, 1879; m 8 Oct, 1839, John 

T. Leach, of Norwich. Had (i) Julia L., 9 Aug, 1843, m 29 
Sept, 1868, Henry E. Johnson, of Lebanon, Ct., and had Will- 
iam E. about 1870; (ii) Martha L, 26 Dec, 1844; (iii) Sarah H.. 
30 Jan, 1847, d. y. ; (iv) Harriet E., 20 Apl, 1850. 

1278 + Henry B., b 18 Nov, 1816. "Was for many years a conductor on 

the Vermont Central Railroad, and is still living (1900) at New- 
London, Ct. 

1279 Edmund B. , b 18 Oct, 1818 : d 31 Nov, 1822. 

1276 Rev. JOHN C, of De Soto, Mo. (^^'^^ohn), m Julia Ann 
Cowles, dau of Dr. Jacob Linsley, of Middlebur\', 
Conn, 12 Feb, 1845. She born 23 Aug, 1821. Had 

1280 LuciNDA C, b at Freeport, 111., 18 Feb, 1849; m Lorenzo D. 

McGlashon, 22 Nov, 1869. Had Lorenzo D., 15 Jan, 1872; 
Mary Juliet, 14 Oct, 1874 ; Donald Stewart, 3 Sept, 1877 ; 
Lucille, 28 Jan, 1883. 

1281 John L., b at Freeport, 14 Nov, 1852, unm. 

1282 Richard A., b at Pomfret, Ct., 20 Mar, 1855. Rem to Table 

Rock, Sierra Co., Cal, and is unm. 

1283 Henry E., b at Carlinville, 111., 1 Feb, 1858. Graduated from 

Iowa College in 1882, was city editor of Davenport Gazette in 
1883, afterwards county superintendent of schools, and is now 
principal of a large public school at Davenport, la. 

1278 HENRY B., of New London, Ct. (^'"John), m Matilda 
C, dau of Schuyler Chamberlain, of Danielsonville, 
Ct, 29 Mar, 1840. She b 3 Nov, 1810; d Nov 3, 
1890. Had 

1284 Horace E., b 15 Nov, 1844, d. y. 

1226 URIAH, of Forestville, N. Y. (''"Uriah), m (1st) Pa- 
mela Parker, of Salem, Ct., 5 Nov, 1826; m (2d) 
Lucy Fish, about 1850; no issue by second w. 
By first w had, all b at Bozrah, 

1301 Francis M. , b 11 Oct, 1827. Lives at Ocean Grove and is unm . 

1302 Mary W., b 14 Oct, 1828. Lives at Ocean Grove and is unm. 

1303 Maria A,, 39 Apl, 1830. Lives at Ocean Grove and is unm. 



121 

1304 Pamela P., b 3 June. 1831 ; m Timothy Wightman, of Lyme, 

Ct., 1 June, 1859. Has one s Fred Downer b at Red Bank, 
N. J., 6 Nov, 1860. 

1305 + Henry A., b 16 June, 1832. Rem to Iowa. 

1306 Elizabeth A., b 1 Dec, 1833; m Edwin Dennison, of Forestville, 

20 May, 1852 and is living there. Husband b at Forestville, 
5 May, 1828. Had (i) Florence, 13 Aug, 1853, m Stoddard S. 
Draper, of Prescott, Ariz, and rem to San Bernardino, Cal; 
(II) Minnie, 8 Jan, 1857, m Thomas A. Rieley, of Cleveland, 
O. ; (III) Charles, 30 May, 1858, d 5 Dec, 1878; (iv) Elizabeth, 
13 Oct, 1862; (v) John, 19 Aug, 1865, d 4 July, 1894, m Carrie 
Boss, of Forestville, and rem to Cleveland. 

1307 + Edwin U., b 3 Feb, 1836; d at Forestville, 6 Jan, 1899. 

1308 Ebenezer p., b 31 May, 1839. Was a member of a New Jersey 

Cavalry Reg in Civil War and d at Memphis, in May, 1864, of a 
battle wound. 

1305 HENRY A. (^'•^«Uriah), m Carrie, dau of Anson and 
Fannie Doolittle. of Earlville, la. Had 

1309 John Uriah, b 3 Dec, 1873. 

1307 EDWIN U., of Forestville ('^'^"Uriah), m Mary, dau of 

Abel Giles, of Forestville, N. Y., 9 Nov, 1865. Had 

1310 Karl E., b 1 Dec, 1868. 

1311 Walter E., b 4 Feb. 1873. 



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169 DR. ABRAHAM, of Franklin District, Norwich, Ct., 
and Weathersfield, Vt. ('^'Joseph), m Lois Abel at 
Norwich . His g s, Albert Wesley Downer, of West- 
ville, N. Y., gives his children as below, except Ruth. 
Had 

1312 + Galen. 

1313 Abel. He probably was the Abel Downer, nephew of Dr. Eli- 

phalet, referred to on page 33, as being in an English prison 
in 1783. 

1314 Samuel. 

1315 ROSWELL. 

Sophia. She was living with a Mrs Bowman at Charleston, 

N. H., in 1847 and was unm. 

Lucretia. 

Affenia. 

Clarissa. 

1316 Ruth. Her house was destroyed by fire and valuable papers 

burned. She, or one of her sisters, m a Porter and had s 
Chandler. 

1317 + Grafton, b at Weathersfield 24 Apl, 1780. He rem (1st) to Hyde 

Park, Vt., and about 1825 to Westville Centre, N. Y., where 
he d 18 Aug, 1866. He was the youngest of the family. 

1312 GALEN, of Weathersfield ("='Dr. Abraham) m (1st) 

Dean; m (2d) 13 Sept, 1827, Mary Brown at 

Weathersfield. By first w had, all b at Weathersfield, 

1318 + Abel, b 17 Feb, 1789. Rem (1st) to Napierville, Canada, and in 

1840 to Aurora, 111, where he d 6 June, 1864. 

1319 RoswELL, b ; m, but no issue. 

1320 + Samuel, b ; d 13 Feb, 1838, aged 47. 



128 

1321 LucRETiA, b — Apl, 1798; d 18 Jan, 1841. She m 6 Aug, 1818, 

Enos Spaulding, of Plainfield, Vt. He b 3 Aug, 1799. He d 
16 Feb, 1885. Had Enos R., 33 July, 1819; Roswell O., 9 
Nov, 1831; Hartwell, 28 Apl, 1836, d. y.; Rosarah, 27 Oct, 
1828, d 28 Nov, 1893; Avis, 33 Mar, 1831; Louisa, 10, June, 
1833; Lucin, 28 Oct, 1836, d. y. 

(No children by second w.) 

1318 ABEL, of Napierville, Canada, and Aurora, 111 ("^'Galen), 
m in 1822, Lucinda, dau of Joseph Loomer, of LaCold, 
Canada. She b on Grand Isle, Lake Champlain, 4 
July, 1799. She d at Aurora, 111, 27 May, 1884. Had 

1322 Nancy, b at Napierville, 9 June, 1823. She m 18 June, 1863, 

Jeremiah P. Putnam, s of Israel Putnam, of Claremont, N. H. 
Had Jeremiah D., 10 June, 1867. 

1333 Sarah Maria, b 35 Oct, 1835; d unm, 30 Apl, 1886. 

1334 Samuel, b 13 Dec, 1837; d unm, 10 Apl, 1853. 

1335 + Roswell, b 33 Feb, 1830; d 34 Mar, 1875. 

1336 + AsHER, b 30 Aug, 1833. Rem to Lee, DeKalb Co. , 111, in 1858. 

1337 Lucinda Jane, b 38 Aug, 1834; m 25 Oct, 1859, Edwin S. Perry, 

of Aurora. Rem to DeKalb, III. He b 21 Aug, 1835. Had 
Clara M., 37 Aug; 1861; Harry D., 5 May, 1865. 

1328 4- Abel, b at Aurora, 10 Apl, 1837. Rem (1st) to DeKalb Co, 111. 

Later to Fairfield, Clay Co. , Neb. 

1329 + Alfred Galen, b 13 Nov, 1840. Rem to Harrisburg, Neb, in 

Apl, 1889. 

1330 John, b at Aurora, 19 June, 1843, d. y. 
(All but last two b at Napiei-ville. ) 

1325 ROSWELL, of Aurora ('^'«Abel) m 14 Dec, 185G, Emma 

A., dau of Anor Richardson, of Aurora. She b at 
Watertown, N. Y., 12 Jan, 1838. Had 

1331 + Ernest R., b 4 July, 1866. 

1326 ASHER, of Aurora (^^'^^Abel), m 27 Mar, 1858, Eliza- 

beth C, dau of Ephraim Curtis, of Clinton Co., la. 
She b 9 Dec, 1828 at Lee Centre, Oneida Co., N. Y. 
She d 22 Dec, 1887. Had 

1332 Fred Cutler, b 21 June, 1859. 



124 

1333 Henry C, b 22 Aug, 1860. 

1334 Mary S., b 27 Jan, 1862. 

1328 ABEL, of Fairfield, Neb ('^^«Abel), m 22 June, 1867, 

Sarah A., dau of Nathan W. Palmer, of West Mecca, 
O. She b 4 May, 1839. Had 

1335 Susan, b 24 Nov, 1868, d. y. 

1336 Lulu, b 28 Feb, 1871. 

1337 Nathan S., b 31 Jan, 1874. 

1338 RoswELL W., b 20 Sept, 1879. 

1329 ALFRED G., of Harrisburg, Neb C'^^Abel), m 11 July, 

1867, Wealthy Mclntire, dau of James Walker, of 
Waterman, 111. She b 31 Aug, 1846 . Had 

1339 Mamie R., b 22 Aug, 1869; m 5 May, 1895, and rem to Chicago. 

1340 Wealthy L., b 10 Apl, 1872. 

1341 Stella M., b 19 Nov, 1875. 

1342 Herbert A., b 11 Feb, 1879. 

1343 Winfred W., b 23 Sept, 1886. 

1331 ERNEST R., of Aurora (^^^^Roswell) , m 2 June, 1892, 
Efifie J., dau of George Drake, of Aurora. She b 27 
Feb, 1871, at Big Rock, 111. Had 

1344 Clyde, b 6 Dec, 1893. 

1320 SAMUEL, of Weathersfield, Vt. C=»'Galen), m Sarah, 
dau of Stephen Reed, of Weathersfield. Her father 
was a Revolutionary War soldier. Had, all b at 
Weathersfield, 

1345 Harriet, ; m John Brown, of Reading, Vt. 

1346 + Cutler, b 17 Jan, 1818. Rem in 1852, to Somerville, Mass, and 

d there in 1884. 

1347 Caroline, bSNov. 1819; d at Boston, 15 Oct, 1879; m in 1846, 

Henry Williams, of Chester, Vt. He b 15 Apl, 1824. Rem to 
Belvidere, 111, in 1856. Had Sarah E., 4 Sept, 1847; William. 
4 Nov, 1854, rem to Dayton, O. ; Fred, 31 Mar, 1859, rem to 
Chicago ; Carrie, 3 Oct, 1863. 




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125 

1348 + RoswELL, b 9 Sept, 1821. Lives at Weathersfield, and is pro- 

prietor of the hotel at Amsden, Vt. 

1349 Mary J., b 1827; m Cyrus Hollis, of Boston, rem to that city, 

and d 17 Nov, 1895. Husband d 20 Aug, 1895. 

1350 + James Dean, b 24 Sept, 1830. Rem to Marshalltown, la., in 1863. 

1351 Ellen, b , d. y. 

1346 CUTLER, of vSomerville ("^Samuel), m (1st) Elizabeth 
Tyler, of Newburyport, Mass, no issue ; m (2d) Emily 
Chandler Martin, of Chester, Vt., and New York City, 
she b 9 July, 1880 ; m (3d) Chloe Helen Adams, 1881. 
By second w had 

1352 + RoswELL C. , b at Boston, 19 Dec, 1849. He was president of the 

Broadway Bank, Boston, for many years, and lives at Somer- 
ville, Mass. 

1353 + Frank Winchester, b at Somerville, 9 Sept, 1853. Rem in 

1892 to Boston, and is of the firm of Downer & Co. , bankers 
and brokers of that city. His picture is given on another page. 

1354 Samuel Tyler, b 20 Dec, 1861, unm. 

1352 ROSWELL C, of Somerville (^^Cutler), m 16 Oct, 

1878, Jennie M., dau of Austin Belknap, of Somer- 
ville, Mass. She b 25 May, 1851, at Boston. Had 

1355 Cutler B., b 9 Feb. 1881. 

1356 Helen, b 26 May, 1886. 

1353 FRANK W., of Boston (^'"Cutler), m Nellie A., dau of 

Henry H. Bradshaw, of Somerville. She b 23 Dec, 
1858, at Somerville. Had 

1357 Dorothy, b 20 Nov, 1889. 

1348 ROSWELL (^''"Samuel), m 15 Aug, 1848, Harriet, dau 
of Leonard Parker, of Cavendish, Vt. Had 

1358 Emily A., b 20 Aug, 1849. She m — Nov. 1867, Charles Allen, 

of Chester, Vt., and d there 8 May, 1894; no issue. 

1359 FredH., b 17 Sept, 1854. Rem to New York City, and is sta- 

tion agent of the New York Central and Hudson River Rail- 
road at the Grand Central station. 



126 

1350 JAMES DEAN, of Marshalltown, la. (''^"Samuel), m 
16 Feb, 1865, Martha C, dau of Ira White, of Belvi- 
dere, 111. She b at Pelham, Mass, 14 July, 1790, and 
d at Marshalltown 20 Mar, 1895. Had 

1360 George Cutler, b 4 Oct, 1869. 

1317 GRAFTON, of Hyde Park, Vt., and Westville, N. 
Y. ('««Dr. Abraham, of Weathersfield, Vt.), m 19 June, 
1802, Prudence, dau of John White, of Weathersfield. 
Had, all b at Hyde Park, 

1361 Laura, b about 1808. She m Daniel McCoy, and rem to Cam- 

bridge, Vt. 

1363 + Rockwell Curtiss, b 16 Oct, 1805. Rem to Cambridge, Vt. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War, having enlisted first in 
the 5th Reg Vermont Vols, served his time, and re- 
enlisted in the 15th Vermont Vols as a fifer. He was taken 
sick while in the service, and d at Montpelier, 1 Sept, 1864, 
and lies buried at Cambridge, Vt. 
1863 + Hartwell Norris, b 4 Nov, 1806. Rem (1st) to Westville Cen- 
tre, later to Milford Centre, O., and d there 23 Apl, 1883. 

1364 Theron, b ; d at Hyde Park. 

1365 LucRETiA L. , b about 1823. She d at Westville unm. 

1366 Louisa, b 7 Mar, 1811 ; d at Westville, 24 Sept, 1878; m 22 June, 

1834 (as 2d w), Buell H.Man, of Westville. N. Y. He b 17 
Aug, 1804; d 30 Aug. 1886. Had (i) Helen K., 12 Oct, 1835, 
m 5 June, 1879, William Man, of New York City; (ii) Phebe 
Louise, 27 Apl, 1838, d 5 Jan, 1843; (in) Buell A., 15 June, 
1840, rem to Winona, Minn; (iv) Susan P., 14 Apl, 1843, m 
31 July, 1867, George W. Wingate, of New York City, and 
rem to Brooklyn ; (v) Albert, 21 Apl, 1844, d 30 Oct. 1896, rem 
to Malone, N. Y. ; (vi) Celestine Louise, 23 Feb, 1859; (vii) 
Warren Guy, 15 Jan, 1856. 

1367+ Henry Lattimer, b6 July, 1813. Rem to Cleveland, O., in 
1853, and d there 15 Nov, 1883. 

1368 + Reed, b at Cambridge, Vt., 29 May, 1817. Rem to Malone, N. 

Y., and d there 7 Apl, 1888. 

1369 + Albert Wesley, b 21 May, 1821. Rem to Westville Centre in 

1831, and is still lixdng (1898), on the old homestead there. 

1370 Cynthia, d. y. 



137 

1362 ROCKWELL CURTISS, of Westville (^^"^Grafton), m 

27 May, 1833, Isabelle R, dau of Peter Wetherbee, of 
Underbill, Vt. She b at Royalston, Mass, 29 Mar, 
1815 ; d 7 June, 1899, at Duane, N. Y. Had 

1371 Charles, b 18 Mar, 1833. He m 18 Mar, 1857, Priscilla Moore. 

He enlisted in a New York Reg and d at Alexandria, Va., 36 
Nov, 1863. 

1372 Theron, b 25 Jan, 1836; m 18 Nov, 1848, Mary Ralph. He en- 

listed in the 106th Reg N. Y. Vols. He was badly wounded; 
never fully recovered ; and d from the effects of the wound 
15 Mar, 1879. 

1373 Cynthia, b 20 Dec, 1839 ; d at Cambridge, 4 Feb, 1888. She m 

10 Aug, 1863, Henry W. Farrington, of Cambridge, Vt. He 
was a soldier in the Civil War, having enlisted (1st) in the 13th 
Vt. Vols, and (3d) in the 1st Vt. Cavalry; he was discharged 
at the close of the war. During the battle of the Wilderness 
his right hand was taken off. He still lives at Burlington. 

1374 AuRiLLA. b 5 Feb, 1848, and isliving at Duane, N . Y. ; m 13 Nov, 

1866, William E. Woods, of Cambridge, Vt. He was a sol- 
dier in the Civil War, having enlisted twice, and served to the 
end of the war. He d in 1868. 

1375 George Grafton, b 6 May, 1859, and is spoken of as being the 

only one of this family who is not battle-stained, being too 
young to enlist when the war broke out. He m 20 Apl, 1882, 
Ida Avery, and lives at Malone, N. Y. ; no issue. 

1363 HARTWELL NORRIS, of Milford Centre, O. (^^^^Graf- 

ton), m July 12, 1829, Mary, dau of John Jones, of 
Washington, Vt. She d at Milford Centre, O. Had 

1376 + Hartwell Norris, b 14 July, 1832. Rem to Galveston, Texas, 

and died there 1882. He m and left three daus. 

1377 + Alvin, b at Westville, 13 Apl, 1835. Rem to Milford Centre, 

and is still living there (1898) . 

1378 Grafton, b 24 July, 1840. He was in the Civil War, and killed 

at the battle of Stone River 31 Dec, 1863. 

1379 Clarissa G., b 26 Nov, 1842; m Stewart, and rem to De 

Soto, Mo. 

1380 Abigail C, b 29 Nov, 1845; m Flaherty, and rem to Nor- 

walk, O. 

1381 4- Albert Wesley, b 19 Aug, 1850; d 13 July, 1893, at Nashville, 

Tenn. 



128 

1376 HARTWELL NORRIS, of Galveston ("'^^^Hartwell N.), 

m 18G0 Adeline C. Nolan. Had 

1401 Belle, b , at Utica, Mo. She m 4 June, 1885, McDonald 

Thompson ; no issue. 

1402 Anne, b ; m Kelley. Rem to Nashville. After husband's 

death she rem to Atlanta, Ga. 

1403 Fannie. Rem to Atlanta,, Ga. 

1377 ALVIN, of Milford Centre, O. (''^^Hartwell Norris), m 

18 Apl, 1860, Minerva, dau of Reuben Hale, of Alen 
Centre, Union Co., O. Had, all b at Milford Centre,. 

1404 + Elba, b 13 Apl, 1863. Rem to Columbus, O. 

1405 + DwiGHT, b 21 Sept, 1864. Rem 1 Nov, 1891, to Walbridge O. 

1406 Mary, b 24 July, 1867, Lives in Columbus. 

1407 Clara, b 1 Nov, 1868. 

1408 Burt, b 2 Feb, 1874. Rem to Columbus. 

1409 Walter, b 27 Aug. 1875. Rem to Columbus. 

1404 ELBA, of Columbus ('"'Alvin), m 4 Aug, 1886, Hattie 

L., dau of William Gorton, of Irwin, Union Co., O. 
She b 17 Apl, 1866. Had 

1410 Herbert, b 19 May, 1887. 

1411 Louis Edgar, b 5 Mar, 1892. 

1412 Helen, b 23 Nov, 1893. 

1405 DWIGHT, of Walbridge, O. (^""Alvin), m 18 July, 1892, 

Edna A. , dau of Edwin A. Mercer, of Walbridge. She 
b 3 June, 1873. Had 

1413 Claire, b 26 Feb, 1894. 

1381 ALBERT WESLEY,of Nashville ('=^HARTWELL N.), 
m Feb, 1880, Elizabeth, dau of B. D. Smith, of Nash, 
ville. Had 

1414 Albert Norkis, b at Nashville, 28 Nov, 1880. 



129 

1367 HENRY LATTIMER, of Cleveland C='"Grafton), m 
(1st) Eleanor Eliza Wiley, of Westville, N. Y., she d 
18 Oct. 1837; m (2d) 12 Oct, 1839, Margaret, dau of 
Barney McGraw, of Cambridge, Vt, she b 5 Mar, 
1821, and is still living (1898.) By first w had 

1415 Helen A., b 25 June, 1836. She m Mar, 1855, Charles O. Bulk- 

ley, of Cambridge, Vt.,to which place she rem in Sept, 1854. 
Had one dau, Caira, b 28 June, 1856. 

1416 Eliza E., b at Fort Covington, N.Y., 13 Oct, 1837; ml July, 1856, 

Anson P. Hewitt, of Burke, N. Y. He b 26 Mar, 1830, at 
West Plattsburg, N. Y. Had Helen A., 8 June, 1857; Martha 
L., 21 Dec, 1858; Melissa M., 8 Mar, 1862; Theodorus Henry, 
12 Mar, 1865; Zelma Z., 19 Jan, 1868; Ila K., 14 June, 1880. 

By second w had 

1417 Laura J., b 6 Sept, 1841; m L. A. Wellet, of St. Ann 

Canada, and rem to Cleveland, O. He b 6 Jan, 1841. Had 
Mary M., 12 Dec, 1866; Nellie L., 1 Nov, 1868; Georgiana, 20 
May, 1870, d y.; Orpha L., 10 Sept, 1873; Walford H., 4 Sept, 
1877; Otto A., 12 May, 1879; Blanche P., 24 Apl, 1881. 

1418 Merritt N.. b 20 Sept, 1843; m Mary Jane Buskirk. Rem to 

Cleveland and d there 4 July, 1871. 

1419 + Henry Salmon, b 23 July, 1847. Rem to Cleveland. 

1420 RosEL, b 5 Jan, 1849. Rem to Cleveland; m Mary Canfield. 

1421 Louisa E., b G June, 1851 ; m Charles Forsythe, and rem to New 

York City. 

1422 + Murillo W. , b 14 Apl, 1853. Rem to Chicago. 

1423 Charles P. , b 10 May, 1859 ; m Mary Pritchard. 

1419 HENRY SALMON, of Cleveland (^'«'Henry Lattimer), 
m 19 Feb, 1873, Myra Agnes, dau of John George 
Hafner, of Forcheim, Germany. He b 16 July, 1856. 
Had 

1424 Henry Murillo, b 2 Jan, 1874; d. y. 

1425 John Rosel, b 15 Oct, 1875. 

1426 Merrit Jay, b 11 Apl, 1877. 

1427 Henry Grafton, b 10 July, 1879. 

1428 Louisa Alma, b 13 Oct, 1881. 

1429 Walter Thomas, b 12 Oct, 1887. 

(First two above b at Cleveland, all others at Milwaukee.) 



130 

1368 REED, of Malone, N. Y. (""Grafton), m Melinda Ord- 
way. Had 

1430 + Wesley R. , b 16 Mar, 1861. Rem in 1887 to St. Regis Falls, N. Y. 

1431 + James Mattison, b 6 July, 1864. Rem to Springfield, Mass, in 1890. 

1433 Ella L., b 11 July, 1866; m Geoghegan. All trace of her 

lost. 

1433 Prudence W., b 13 May, 1869. Rem to Burke, N. Y. 

1434 Celia H., b 12 Oct, 1872; m Fred A. Bassett. of Malone, N. Y. 

1430 WESLEY R. C'^^Reed), m in 1879 Orissa E., dau of 

Geo. W. Dustin, of Westville Centre, N. Y. Had 

1435 Wallace W., b 1 Apl, 1880. 

1436 Frederick A., b 12 Oct, 1881. 

1437 EsTELLA O., b 30 July, 1884. 

1438 Gertie L., b 21 Dec, 1887. 

1439 Della E., b 7 Jan, 1898 ; d. y. 

1431 JAMES M., of Springfield, Mass ("««Reed), m Kate S., 

dau of Frank Denyour, of Westville. Had 

1440 James, b 7 Feb, 1887, at Burke, N. Y. 

1441 Harrison, b 23 Sept, 1889, at Burke. 

1442 Herman, b 20 Aug, 1891, at South Hadley, Mass. 

1443 Gertrude, b 14 Aug, 1893. 

1444 Lillian, b 4 Oct, 1895. 

1369 ALBERT W., of Westville (""Grafton), m in 1857 Al- 
lena, dau of Orange Ellsworth, of Fort Covington 
Centre, N. Y. Had, all b at Westville, 

1445 Alton E., b 13 Feb, 1858; m Susan Clark, of Westville, and 

rem to Springfield, Mass. Had Daisy and Guy. 

1446 Cora, b 1 May, 1866; m John Rockhill, of Bombay, N. Y. Lives 

at Westville . 

1422 MURILLO, of Chicago, ('^'Henry Latimer), m Nellie, 

dau of Clark, of Cleveland. She b at Mallet's 

Bay, Vt., 15 May, 1854. Had 

1447 Arthur S., b 27 June, 1877. 

1448 Harry L., b 8 Feb, 1880. 

1449 MuRiLLO R., b 12 Aug, 1886; d. y. 



VIRGINIfl -KENTUCKY BRANCH. 



We are unable to trace the Virginia-Kentucky family back of 1450 + John and his 

brother. 1451 H (name unknown). It is possible, however, that they may have 

been related to the Anson Co., N. C., Downers who not improbably originated in 
New England. 

1450 JOHN DOWNER, of Caroline Co., Va., was a pen- 
sioner in the War of 1812. His g g s Robert W. 
Downer, of Fairview, Ky., has in his possession Treas- 
ury Warrant No. 3277, in which John Downer enters 
"1000 acres of land lying on a Run emptying into the 
Kentucky River, about % of a mile above Harrocks 
(Harrod) Landing, run." The tract is supposed to 
have been a part of the present site of Lexington. 
The warrant was entered June 28, 1787, at Warwick- 
town, Ky. He m Frances, (last name thought to have 
been Rogers). She b in 1754, d 1794. Had 

1452 Ann W,, b 19 Nov, 1769; d 13 Apl, 1816; m Schooler 

(properly Schuyler), of Caroline Co., who was related to Gen 
Schuyler, of Albany, N. Y., of Rev War fame. Had two 
daus, Mary and Nancy. 

1453 William, b 10 Jtily, 1771 ; d 15 Nov, 1820. 

1454 John, b 20 Feb, 1773. 

1455 Walker, b 20 Dec, 1774; d 1 Oct, 1813. 

1456 Mary, b 19 Nov, 1776. 

1457 Thomas, b 17 Sept, 1778. 

1458+ Larkin, b 4 Nov, 1779, Lived in Caroline Co., Va.; d 27 Dec, 
1840. 

1459 + Benjamin, b 30 Apl, 1783. Rem (probably from Culpepper Co., 

Va.), to Todd Co., Ky., in 1808; d there 27 Mar, 1826. 

1460 Elizabeth, b 12 Jan, 1785. 

1461 John R., b 23 July, 1786; d 13 Apl, 1816. 



132 

1458 LARKIN C"»John), m in 1817, Mary Foster, of Fred- 

ericksburg-, Va. She d 7 Nov, 1833. Had 

1463 Robert, ; d 24 May, 1857. 

1468 John E., b 15 Sept, 1818; d 3 July, 1844. 

1464 Charles, b ; d Aug, 1883. 

1465 Thomas W., b ; d 18 Apl, 1881. At the time of the Civil 

War the farms of Thomas W. and of his brother William, 
also of his brother-in-law, John W. Landram, adjoined, and 
formed part of the battlefield of Fredericksburg. During the 
fight the three men were in the Southern army, and the women 
of their households found refuge in a neighboring cellar. They 
afterwards returned to find their old homes despoiled of every- 
thing, and they resumed housekeeping with only such utensila 
as could be picked up on the field of battle. 

1466 William, b ; d Apl, 1865. 

1467 Sarah Frances, b 36 Nov, 1833; d in Washington, D. C, 38 

Mar, 1897. 

1468 Mary Louisa, b 17 June, 1836 ; m John W. Landram, of Spott- 

sylvania Co., 33 Dec, 1847. She d 31 June, 1887. He d 2 
Oct, 1883. 

1459 BENJAMIN, of Todd Co., Ky. ("^John), m Elizabeth, 

/dau of Col John Slaughter, of Culpepper Co., Va., 
21 Nov, 1804. She b 17 Nov, 1782; d 19 Dec, 1862. 
Had 

1469 Susan, b 14 June, 1806 ; d 11 Feb, 1874 ; m in 1838 Dulany Ed- 

dins, of Todd Co., Ky. Had Mildred A., Columbus G., Ellen 
E., Benjamin D., William W., Samuel B., Susan D. 

1470 Frances, b 9 Oct, 1807; d 35 Mar, 1850; m (1st) Joseph Clark; 

(3d) Benjamin Bradshaw. The latter was a captain in war of 
1813. He was a member of State Legislature in 1835-6. By 
(1st) husband had Joseph D., Mary E. By (3d) had Benjamin 
D., Edgar. 

1471 + John S., b 19 June, 1809; d 10 Feb, 1873. He was a botanist 

and a teacher of the science. His gardens and greenhouses 
were well known in his section of the country. He established 
the forest nurseries at Fairview, Todd Co., Ky., which, with 
a branch at Guthrie, is still carried on by his sons and nephews. 

1472 + William Walker, b 13 Feb, 1811, d 17 Nov, 1847. 

1473 Mary S., b 10 Sept, 1813; m Nov, 1834, George E. Lackey. 

Had Benjamin D., Americus O., John H., Adeline M. 




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1474 Lucy Ann, b 16 Jan, 1816; d 15 Sept, 1816. 

1475 Ellen, b 23 June, 1817, d 21 Jan, 1884; m 30 Apl, 1843, Rev. 

William L. Caskey, of Christian Co., Ky. He b 3 July, 1817; 
d 5 Dec, 1894. Had Emmet D., 28 Aug, 1844, d. y. ; Clement 
J., 7 May, 1846, d. y. ; Alice S., 18 Mar, 1850. 
1476 + Benjamin, b 10 Aug, 1819. Rem from Fairview in 1892 to Hop- 
kinsville, Ky., and d there 5 Jan, 1896. He was a prosperous 
farmer, a great reader and a constant student. He had 
decided views on all subjects with which he was acquainted, 
and when the civil war broke out was an ardent Union sympa- 
thizer. His portrait appears on another page. 

1477 Elizabeth, b 13 Dec, 1820, d at Pembroke, 12 Jan, 1894; m 19 

Nov, 1839, Daniel G. Hutchinson. He b 4 Mar, 1807, in Pitt- 
sylvania Co, Va.; d 25th Sept, 1898, at Pembroke. Had 
Avella S., 14 Feb, 1841, m 25 Nov, 1863, J. W. McRae, of 
Tennessee; Benjamin, 18 Jan, 1842, d. y. ; Pony, 8 Aug, 1844, 
d. y.; Susan F., 8 July, 1846, m 18 Oct, 1871; Reuben B. 
Armistead,of Appomattox Co., Va. ; Julia, 2 Feb, 1850, m 20 
Oct, 1872, B. Frank McRae, of Rutherford Co., Tenn. 

1478 Henrietta, b 2 May,1822, m George Gibson, of McLean Co.,Ky. 

1479 Adeline, b 13 Feb, 1824; d at Greenville, Ky., 4 May, 1878; m 

25 Nov, 1845, John E. Reno, of Greenville, where he was b 16 
May, 1820. He is still living. Had (i) Lewis, 25 June, 1847, 
m 8 Nov, 1870, May Short, of Greenville; (ii) Elizabeth, 14 
June, 1849, m 8 Nov, 1870, W. N. Yost, of Greenville ; (iii) 
Sue A., 4 Oct, 1851, m 3 Oct, 1871, C. W. Short, of Green- 
ville, and rem to Pineville, Ky. ; (iv) James W. , 7 Apl, 1854, d. y, 

1480 Julia, b 18 Nov, 1825, d 20 July, 1875, m 2 May 1849, Frank B. 

Hancock, of Greenville, Ky. He b 21 Oct, 1825, d 15 June, 
1893, at Elkton, Ky. Had Frank B., 9 Jan, 1853; m 9 Jan, 
1884, Alice S. Caskey, and rem to Caskey, Ky. 

1471 JOHN S., of Todd Co., Ky. C^^'Benjamin), m Elizabeth 
W., dau of George L. Cobaniss, of Va., 19 Aug, 1832. 
She b 14 Feb, 1816. Had 

1481 + Lerond a., b 22 Mar, 1834. Rem to Cave City, Ky. 

1482 + Preston E., b 20 Sept, 1837. Lives at Fairview. 

1483 Cloantha E., b 29 Feb, 1840; m Prof. A. F.Williams, of Paducah, 

Ky. , 22 Dec, 1859. Had Bessie, Jennie, Ida, Cloantha, Sadie. 
1484-1- Robert W., b 3 Feb, 1843. Rem to Pembroke. Ky., in 1898, 
and is vice-president of the Deposit Bank there. His portrait 
is given on another page. 



134 

1481 LEROND A., of Cave City, Ky. (""John S.), m Mary 

E., dau of R. H. Bradley, of Todd Co., Ky, 24 Feb, 
1856. She b 5 Jan, 1835. Had 

1485 Jennie, b 21 Sept, 1858; d 19 Sept, 1862. 

1486 Maude, b 22 Aug, 1861. 

1487 John S., b 12 Sept, 1864. Rem to Guthrie, Ky. 

1488 Lela, b 1 Nov, 1866. 

1489 Louis B., b 4 Nov, 1870. 

1490 Lerond a., b 30 Oct, 1875. 

1482 PRESTON E., of Fairview {""John S.), m 10 Dec. 1863, 

Mary E. , dau of John S. Long, of Virginia. She b 21 
Oct, 1839. Had 

1501 Nonnie E., b 14 Nov, 1870. 

1502 Leslie, b 8 Aug, 1872; d 8 Aug, 1873. 

1503 Robert, b 22 Feb, 1875. 

1484 ROBERT W., of Pembroke (""John S.), m (1st) 29 
Jan, 1867, Sada, dan of Rev Robert Williams, of Pa- 
ducah, she b 16 Apl, 1846, d 12 Oct, 1894; m (2d) 5 
Jan, 1898, Lyda, dau of James T. Garnett, of Chris- 
tian Co. , Ky. By first w had 

1504 Preston, b 23 Mar, 1868; is dead. 

1472 WILLIAM W. ("'"Benjamin), m 30 Oct, 1845, Elvira 
/ A., dau of Thomas Morrow, of Logan Co., Ky. She 

b 17 Jan, 1825; d 29 Nov, 1881. Had 

1505 Walker, b 3 May, 1848. She m 29 Apl, 1869, James M. Hines, 
y^ of Butler Co., Ky., and rem to Bowling Green. He b 25 July, 

1843; d 28 Jan. 1881. Had Walker D., 2 Feb, 1870; Bessie 
Thomas, 19 Apl, 1879. Both rem to Louisville. 

1476 BENJAMIN, of Fairview, Ky. ('*^»Benjamin), m 20 Dec, 
1847, Emily Louisa, dau of John Pendleton, of Chris- 
tian Co., Ky. She b 13 Oct, 1825; d 30 July, 1889. 
Had 

1506 William Kay, b 7 Oct, 1848; d 26 Mar, 1872. 




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1507 Mary Adeline, b 26 Apl, 1850; d in 1892. 

1508 Frank N,, b 10 Nov, 1851. Rem 1886 to Bowling Green and m 

1 Dec, 1898, Lelia O'Ferrall (widow), dau of M. R. Gossom, 
of Bowling Green. She b 6 Jan, 1865. 

1509 + James Waller, b 20 Nov, 1853. Rem to Hopkinsville, Ky. He 

graduated from law department Cumberland University in 
June, 1879; was city attorney of Hopkinsville from July, 1881, 
to Jan, 1884; was elected to State Senate from Sixth Kentucky 
District, Aug, 1891 ; term expired 31 Dec, 1893. Has been law 
partner of Judge R. T. Petree at Hopkinsville since 1884. 

1510 Elizabeth Slaughter, b 17 Feb, 1856. Lives at Hopkinsville. 

1511 + John Pendleton, b 25 Jan, 1858. Graduated from Cumberland 

University in 1881 and is principal of a large boys' school at 
Paris, Tex. 

1512 Caroline, b 26 May, 1861; m 21 June, 1888, Benj. F. Eager, of 

Hopkinsville. Had Benj. F . , 15 Oct, 1889 ; Louise D . , 29 Aug, 
1891; Henry I., 16 July 1895. 

1513 + Benjamin Reno, b 21 Jan, 1867. Is a Baptist clergyman at 

Durango, Colo, having graduated in 1891 from Vanderbilt 
University, Nashville, and in 1895 from Rochester Theological 
Seminary, and was ordained the same year. His work has 
been in the Home Mission field under the American Baptist 
Mission Society. 

1514 Emily Louise, b 7 Feb, 1864. She took a four year's course at 

Emerson School of Oratory, Boston, graduating in 1898, and 
is a teacher. 

1509 JAMES W., of Hopkinsville, Ky. ("^^Benjamin), m 
Mary D . , dau of Judge R. T. Petree, of Hopkinsville, 
23 Oct, 1883. She b 3 July, 1858. Had 

1515 Gladys P., b 3 Apl, 1888; d 16 Apl, 1889. 

1516 Louise H., b 13 May, 1891. 

1511 JOHN P., of Paris, Tex. ("'^Benjamin), m (1st) 
Jennie, dau of David Kirby, of Smith's Grove, Ky., 
23 Dec, 1884, she b 18 Apl, 1864, d 18 Apl, 1886; m 
(2d) 22 July, 1891, Mattie, dau of Frank A. Porter, 
of Sugar Grove, Ky. By first w had 

1517 Jennie K., b 8 Apl, 1886. 
(No issue by second wife. ) 



136 

1513 REV. BENJAMIN R., of Durango, Colo C"«Benja- 
min), m 11 June, 1895, Maria E., dau of Charles E. 
Boddie, of Number One, Tenn. She b at Gallatin, 
Tenn. Had 

1518 Sara B., b 22 Feb, 1896. 

1519 Charles Reno, b 16 Feb, 1898. 

1451 (brother of "^°John of Va.), ni , dau of Joseph 

Woodson, of Goochland Co, Had 

1520 + John (commonly called Jack), rem to Goochland Co. He was 

in the war of 1812, received a pension, and d at Goochland 
about 1829. 

1521 MiLFORD Redford, m Dr. John Duval, of King-Queen Co. 

1522 Lucy, m Jesse Ellis (or EUice) and rem to La Grange, Tenn. 

1520 JOHN, of Goochland, Goochland Co., Va. {'''' ), 

m Maria, dau of Thomas Woodson, of Goochland Co. 
She b 1802 d about 1884. Had 

1523 + William T., b 27 Sept, 1819. He was a physician and rem to 

King- William Co., Va. He warmly espoused the cause of the 
South during the late war. He volunteered for the Confeder- 
ate service, but after six months was relieved to practice his 
profession at home. He hved at Mango-Hick Church, King- 
William Co. , had a fine plantation and raised blooded horses. 
At the time of Sheridan's raid he secluded ten fine animals in 
a woods. A party of Union soldiers with their captain 
appeared and demanded the horses. Mr. Downer refused to 
divulge their hiding place and in consequence was hung three 
times to a tree, the last time until the blood gushed from his 
mouth and nostrils and he became unconscious. Finally, on 
condition that only two horses be taken, he told where they 
were; but in the terse language of his brother John "The 
Yanks took every one." 

1524 Mary Elizabeth, b about 1822; m Dr. E. P. Duval, of King- 

William Co., and d about 1866. 

1525 Maria Louisa, b 1824; m Edward Shelton, of Louisa Co., Va. 
1536 + John L., b 26 July, 1826. He rem to Richmond after the late 

war and is author of a standard work on the diseases of fruit 
trees. He had little sympathy with the cause of the Civil War. 
He was a member of the militia, which was a home organi- 
zation maintained to suppress any chance insurrection of the 



137 

Negroes. By false representations, on the part of his Captain, 
he was " tricked " into the Southern Army. He was present 
at Manasses, but his company (artillery), being improperly 
armed, was ordered back, sent to South Carolina and took part 
in the fight at Port Royal Ferry. He served three and a half 
years in the army. 

1527 Stephen W. , b 1828 ; d about 1866. He was a volunteer in the 

Confederate service and served four years. He was a mem- 
ber of Pickett's famous brigade. 

1523 WILLIAM T., of King-William Co., Va. (i^^^John), m 
Julia, dau of Cocke, of King- William Co. Had 

1528 + William T., b Sept, 1852. 

1529 + John Walter, b 21 July, 1855. He rem to Norfolk, Va. 

1530 Milton Carey, b 1860. 

1526 JOHN L., of Richmond, Va. ('^^"Jolm), m Mary, dau 
of John C. Pettit, of Fluvanna Co., Va., about 1858. 
Had 

1531 IdaE., m (1st) Arthur Buriey, of Richmond; m (2d) Patrick 

Heath, of Petersburg. 

1532 Etta W., m Robert Owens, of Manchester, Va. 

1533 Martha F., m Charles Stone, of Fluvanna Co. 

1534 Maria L. , m Brazeal, of Richmond. 

1528 WILLIAM T. ^'^^^William T.), m Mattie L., dau of 

Warner Edwards, of King- William Co. Had 

1535 Julia, 

1536 Milton. 

1529 JOHN WALTER, of Norfork, Va. C^^^William T.), m 

Eliza T., dau of Mai. Greene, U. S. N., 23 Apl, 1879. 
Her father was in command of the Marine Squad, 
which in Oct, 1859, was sent from Washington to 
Harper's Ferry to dislodge the noted John Brown and 
his followers from the old arsenal building, in which 
they had entrenched themselves. Had 

1537 John W., b 22 Nov, 1881. 

1538 Virginia M., b 17 July, 1886. 

1539 Julia, b 17 Jan, 1891. 



THE NORTH CAF^OLINA DOWNERS. 



No reliable account of this Branch can be obtained. That the first North Carolina 
settler came from New England is possible, and the recurrence in his family of the 
names of John and Joseph, which were so very common to the early New^ Englanders, 
some of whom "went South " and were lost sight of, makes it quite probable. From 
correspondence with Mr. John H. Downer, of Emory, Miss., Mr. William H. Downer, 
of Lilesville, N.C., and others, the following rather confused traditionary information 
is gathered. 

1540 + JOHN DOWNER, the first of whom anything is 
known, settled in Anson Co., N. C, before the Rev 
War. He is supposed to have " come from the North 
somewhere," first to Georgia, and later, to Anson Co.. 
He, or his ancestors were of English origin. He was 
twice m. By his first w he had many children, of 
whom were, 

1541 4- Joseph. 

1542 John. 

William (probably). 

Margaret, b ; m about 1780, Maj. George Stapleton 

of Middlesex Co., Va. She settled at Stapleton, Jeflferson. 
Co., Ga., and her husband became well-known in Georgia 
political circles. Her g dau, Mrs. Kate R. McMasters, is now 
living at Brookhaven, Miss, and her g g dau, Mrs. W. L, 
Peel, at Atlanta, Ga. 

By his second w had, two sons, 

1543 + Francis, b about 1788 or '90. 

1544 + Macager, b about 1792. 

Both isiojohn and his son i54ijoseph were in the N. C. 
Rev War service, but a letter from the Adjutant General of the 
State says that they have no record of the same. After the 
war, Joseph rem from Anson Co., N. C, to a place two miles 
south from Elberton, Elbert Co., Ga. One or two of his 
brothers (names not known) " went North" from Anson Co., 
while John settled in Milledgeville, Ga., kept a hotel there; 
was m, and d \vithout issue. 



139 

1541 JOSEPH, of Elbert Co., Ga. f John), m Bush, 

She may have been of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Had, all 
b in Elbert Co. 

1545 Joseph, b . Rem from Elbert Co., to near Columbus, Ga., 

where he d 28 Feb, 1871. He m Ailsey Brown. She d 3 Apl, 
1869 ; no issue. He adopted her nephew, Matthew R. Brown, 
b 6 Apl, 1834; d 13 July, 1868, near Columbus. 

1546 + John, b 21 July, 1798; d 6 Mar, 1871, near Washington, 

Wilkes Co., Ga. The Civil War experience of John and his 
six sons is of interest. His father and both his grand fathers 
had been old line whigs, and when the secession agitation 
began, John and his six sons were naturally strong Unionists. 
They argued and voted against secession, but to no effect. 
They were borne along with the popular current and when 
their " County voted to go out" their duty was plain — they 
went with it, and, before the Confederate Conscription Act 
was passed, the whole family volunteered, and went to the 
front. One of the sons was killed at Gettysburg and another 
died from the eflfects of prison life. 

1547 + Watson, b . Rem to, near Marshall, Tex, in the early 

forties; became involved in a difficulty with a Mr. Bullock, 
whom he killed. He afterwards went to Pickens Co., Ga., 
and d there 1858 or '59. 

MATTHEW R. (adopted s of ^^^^Joseph), m 24 Aug, 1854, 

Sarah Elizabeth Pace. She b 21 Oct, 1834; d 7 Aug, 
1872. Had 

Mary Joseph, b 21 Oct, 1858; m 16 May, 1876, Charles H. 

Whitely, of Cedartown, Ga. 

Lucy A., b 17 Sept, 1861; m 24 Nov, 1881, Albert E. Dimmock, 

of Darien, Ga. 

Sallie Ardis, b 21 Aug, 1863 ; m (1st) 30 Nov, 1886, Dr. George 

F. Sewall, he d 26 May, 1888; m (2d) 23 Aug, 1899, Jesse T. 
Bright, of Cedartown. 

1546 JOHN, of Elbert Co. ('^"Joseph), m Elizabeth, dau of 
Patrick Butler, of Rockingham Co., Va. Her father 
served seven years in the Rev War, took part in the 
battle of Yorktown, and was present at the surrender 
of Cornwallis . Had, all b in Elbert Co. , Ga. 



140 

1548 Thomas P., b 30 July, 1824; d in Madison Co., Ga., in 1890. He 

m Nancy, dau of Clem. Wilkins, of Elbert Co. He was a vol- 
unteer in the Confederate army, and belonged to Captain 
Echols' Light Artillery. Was first sent to Florida, but his 
company losing their horses, he was put into an infantry regi- 
ment under Howell Cobb. He was in no important engage- 
ments. 

1549 Elizabeth, b ; m in 1843 John W. Gunter, of Elbert Co. She 

d in Oglethorpe Co. 

1550 Cynthia A., b ; m Wm. T. Bolton, of Wilkes Co., Ga. 

(Post Office Centreville.) 

1551 + John H., b 10 July, 1833. He rem to Carroll Co., Miss, in I860, 

and in 1866 to Emory, Holmes Co. He was a volunteer in the 
Confederate service during the late war, belonged to Co. A., 
Col. Balantine's Cavalry Regiment, Mississippi, which was a 
part of Armstrong's Brigade under Gen. Wm. H. Jackson; 
was under Gen. N. B. Forest at the surrender, and covered 
the retreat of Gen. Joseph Johnston from Rome, Ga., to At- 
lanta, He afterward went with Gen. Hood into Tennessee, 
covering the retreat from Franklin back to Alabama, fighting 
and skirmishing most of the time. 

1552 David C, b . He served under Stonewall Jackson in the 

15th or 16th Georgia Reg, and was killed 1 July, 1863, on the 
skirmish line in the first day's fight at Gettysburg. Was unm. 

1553 William J., b . Served in the 15th Georgia under Gen. 

J. B. Gordon (Longstreet's Corps), and was in most of the 
important engagements fought in Virginia, to wit: Malvern 
Hill, Seven Pines, Wilderness and Fredericksburg. He was 
in the fight at Chickamauga, and finally captured at Knoxville, 
sent to Rock Island, and kept there until the close of the war. 
He d in 1868 from the effects of prison life. He m Rhoda 
Clark (widow of Wm. C. Clark), dau of Enoch Bell, of Elbert 
Co. 

1554 Sanders M., b . Joined Capt Bain's Vaiden Light Artillery, 

was captured at Vicksburg, and after being paroled and 
exchanged, was sent to Mobile and surrendered there . He m 
Mary E., widow of Dr. George Clark, and sister of Rhoda 
above. 

1555 George W., b . He was in the same Reg and battles as his 

brother William above. He m a Mrs Hudson, nee BuUard, 
and d in 1869. 



141 

1551 JOHN H., of Emory, Miss ^^^^John), m 18 Apl, 1850, 
in Elbert Co., Ga. , Antonette, dau of Lindsay H. 
Smith, of Elbert Co., Ga. She b 22 Nov, 1832. Had 

1556 Martha E., b 11 Sept, 1851; m 7 Jan, 1869, John D. Eades, of 

Holmes Co., Miss. 

1557 John T., b 10 Jan, 1855; m 22 Dec, 1875, Hattie Coleman. 

1558 Sarah E., b 26 Jan, 1857; m in 1888, A. A. McPherson, of 

Vaiden, Miss. 

1559 Agnes A., b 9 Aug, 1859; m 23 Dec, 1875, Wm. W. Hill, of 

Carroll Co., Miss. 

1560 Phillip M., b 6 Oct, 1861 ; m 24 Dec, 1888, Cora Elles.'of Holmes 

Co., Miss. 

1561 Ida A., b 6 May, 1864; m 21 Nov. 1, 1883, Abner Reeves, of 

Carroll Co., Miss. 

1562 Robert W., b 29 Oct, 1868; m 18 Jan, 1899, Maggie Elles, of 

Holmes Co. 

1563 William C, b 29 Sept, 1871; m 19 July, 1899, Ula Coleman, of 

Carroll Co. 

1564 Charles T., b 3 Mar, 1875; unm. 

1565 Katie V., b 1 Mar, 1878; m 13 Jan, 1898, Frank M. Estes, of 

Holmes Co. 

1547 WATSON, of Marshall, Tex (^^"Joseph), m Ella, dau 
of Joseph Bell, of Elbert Co., Ga. Had, all b in 
Elbert Co., 

1566 William, b . He enlisted in the Mexican War; was taken 

sick and d while in the army. 

1567 Elizabeth, b ; m Thomas Clark, of . 

1568 Sanders, b . He was a soldier in the Civil War, and was 

drowned in Retherford Creek in Tennessee, during the war. 

1569 Benaga, b . He was a soldier and died during the Civil War. 

1570 Susan, b ; m Loftian Fannine, and lived near Atlanta. 

1571 Tabitha, b ; m William Colloday. 

1543 FRANCIS, of Lilesville, N. C. C^^'John, of Anson Co., 
N. C), was b at Lilesville about 1790, and d there 
in Oct, 1871. He m in 1810, Tabitha Husbands, of 
Rockingham, Richmond Co., N. C. She b about 
1790, and d about 1860. Had 

1572 Nancy, b 2 Mar, 1811 ; d 19 Sept, 1895. She m Peter W. Wat- 

son, of Wadesboro, N. C, in 1853. 



142 

1573 Ursula, b 20 Apl, 1813; d 16 Aug, 1898. 

1574 John, b 1815; d 1857; m about 1838, Martha May, of Lilesville. 

and rem to Alabama in 1840. 

1575 Joseph W., b 1817; d 8 July, 1887. He m about 1843, Ann 

Howell, of Lilesville, in 1839. 

1576 Elizabeth, b 1830; d 1854; m in 1839 Ervin Birmingham, of 

Lilesville, and rem to De Soto, Miss. 

1577 + Thomas Jefferson, b 14 Feb, 1821. He m 8 Jan, 1846, Mary 

Ann Long, of Lilesville, and rem in 1850 to Ingram's Mills, 
Miss, where he d 12 June, 1886. 

1578 + William P., b 1833; d 30 Apl, 1887. He m in 1851 Mary Jane 

May, of Lilesville. 

1579 + James C, b 30 Jan, 1837; d 7 Feb, 1891. He m 15 Dec, 1850, 

Nancy M. Ragsdale, of Montgomery Co., N. C. 

1580 4- Francis M., b 1831. He was conscripted by the Confederates in 

Aug, 1863, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, 
3 May, 1863, and d 6 May following, at Richmond, Va. He be- 
longed to Co. F, 56th North Carolina. 

1544 MICAGER ('^John, of Anson Co., N. C), b about 
1792 and died at Lilesville. He m Nancy Mimms. 

(No issue reported. ) 

1577 THOMAS J., of Ingram's Mills, Miss (^^Francis), m 
8 Jan, 1846, Mary Ann, dau Clement Long, of Lilesville. 
She b there 4 Jan, 1823. Had 

1601 Nancy J., b 24 Jan, 1847; m 14 Apl, 1868, Thos. J. Boygan, of 

Lewisburg, Miss. 
1603 George W. , b 24 July, 1848 ; d. y. 

1603 William L., b 6 July, 1850; d 5 Dec, 1890; m 7 Jan, 1871, Nancy 

T. Lee, of Ingram's Mills. 

1604 Mary T., b 12 Sept, 1852; m 32 Mar, 1870, James H. Boygan, of 

of Lewisburg. 

1605 Clement P., b 3 Sept, 1854 ; d 19 Oct, 1875. 

1606 Jesse F., b 37 Mar, 1859; d 1 Sept, 1878. 

1607 Susan T., b 13 Oct, 1861; d 11 May, 1885; m 30 Nov. 1879, 

Albert M. Warren, of Ingram's Mills. 

1608 + James Martin, b 13 Apl, 1866. Rem to Lewisburg, Miss, in 1891. 



143 

1608 JAMES M., of Lewisburg ('^"Thomas J.), m 29 Dec, 
1897, Hattie M., dau James Calvin Downer, of Liles- 
ville. Had 

1609 Jessie Annie, b 25 Sept, 1898; d. y. 

.1579 JAMES C, of Lilesville ('^'Francis), m Nancy Morgan 
Ragsdale, of Lilesville. Had, all b at Lilesville, 

1610 Susan Cornelia, b 1852. Rem to Rockingham, N. C, in 1886, 

and d there 1893. She m in 1869, SUrlingMeacham, of Liles- 
ville. 

1611 Mary E., b 1854 ;d 1889; m in 1877, Calvin D. Sinclair, of Lilesville. 

1612 Martha Ann, b 1856; m in 1877, Albert D. Maness, of Lilesville. 

1613 Jesse Ragsdale, b 1859 ; m in 1880, Mattie Gales, of Lilesville. 

Rem to Richmond Co., N. C, about 1888. 

1614 Hattie M., bl866; m James Martin Downer. Rem to Lewis- 

burg, Miss. 

1578 WILLIAM P. ('^Francis), m Mary Jane May, of Liles- 
ville. Had 

1615 Thomas, b 1854; m Mary E. Maness in 1886. 

1616 George, b 1861 ; m Lucretia Currie, of Lilesville in 1887. 

1617 Maggie, b 1865; m Gideon W. Maness, of Lilesville, in 1887. 

1618 John May, b 1873 ; d 1894. 

1580 FRANCIS M. (^^'^Francis), m in 1856, Sarah May, of 
Lilesville. Had 

1619 Alice, b 1857; m Alfred Webb, of Laurinburg, N. C, in 1877. 
1620. J Adelia Jane, b 1859; d 1896; m Thomas Mills, of Lilesville, 

in 1877. 

1621 William H., b 1861 ; m Julia Webb, of Lilesville, in 1888. 

1622 Francis R., b 1863; m Cora M. Currie, in 1888. 



NEW JERSEY BRflNCH. 



211 SAMUEL, of Elizabethtown, N. J.* (^^^Satnuel, of Nor- 
wich and Lebanon, Ct. and w Phebe Bishop), m in 
1759, Hannah, dan of John Potter and Jemima 
Thompson, of Elizabethtown. She d at Westfield, 
28 Sept, 1804, in her 72d year. 

John Potter was an elder in the old First Presbyterian 
Church, at Elizabethtown, previous to 1765, and until after the 
Rev War. His ancesters . had probably come from New 
Haven, Ct. His w Jemima Thompson was of Orange Co., 
N. Y. She had two brothers, John and David Thompson. 
John Potter and w Jemima had Stephen, David, John, Jabez, 
Rachel, Jemima and Hannah. Of these John rem to Fayette 
Co., Pa., and d there about 1830. 

* Samuel was probably led to go to Elizabethtown by the fact that others 
of his friends and acquaintances from Connecticut had already preceded 
him, and also that some years before a number of his father's old Newbury 
neighbors, through the influence of Gov. Carteret, of New Jersey, had like- 
wise gone thither and founded a new settlement within the town limits, 
which they named after their old Newbury minister, the Rev. John Wood- 
bridge. Among them was John Robinson, who in 1634 had come from 
Stanton, Wiltshire, to Newbury, and thence later to Woodbridge. With 
Samuel Robinson, a descendant of John, Samuel Downer, at a later time, 
became associated in the blacksmithing business. It is also of interest 
to add that his son, i^assamuel, m Sarah, a g dau of Samuel Robinson, 
thus pleasantly consummating the intimate business and social relations 
which for so long a period had been maintained between this branch of the 
Downers and their old-time friends from Wiltshire. It is not definitely 
known just where in the town Samuel first located. Like his father, he 
was a blacksmith, and at the beginning of the war, and probably preced- 
ing it, his house and forge was situated on the point of land where the old 
road from Elizabethtown forks to Westfield and Connecticut Farms. It was 
near the old Potter place — perhaps Hannah Potter's home — and there his 
children were doubtless bom. It was along this old road, in 1780, thatthe Brit- 
ish advanced to attack Gen. Washington, encamped in the Short Hills. They 
were, however, checked at the Farms by the New Jersey Militia, of which 
both he and his s Samuel were members, and driven back. On their 
retreat, in a spirit of vengeance, they burned every building, including his 
house and forge, along the way. After the war, probably in 1783, he rem 
to Rahway, locating on the highway leading to Rahway Neck. 

He is described as having been of a genial temperament, full of life 
and activity, the possessor of more than ordinary physical strength and a 
great lover of music. It is said that to the end of his long life he found 
much delight in playing upon a violin of his own manufacture. His early 
life had in part been spent in Sunderland, Mass., near Deerfield, the scene 
of Indian troubles, and stories of his experiences with the Red men have 
come down to us. One of these relates that on one of the expeditions 




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Had, all b at Elizabethtown, 

1623 + Samuel, b 24 May, 1760; d at Westfield, N. J., 29 May, 1846. 

He, like his father, of the same name, was of an active, 
nervous temperament. Born in 1760, his boyhood was passed 
at a time when the murmurings of discontent against the 
tyrannical legislation of the Mother Country were growing 
loud throughout the colonies, and it was natural that he should 
have felt their influence. Hence when the war broke out in 
1776, although too young to regularly enlist, being but 16 
years of age, we find him acting as a drummer boy to Capt 
Pierson's militia company, which was attached to Col Crane's 
EUzabethtown regiment. For a time he was stationed at 
Morristown, Jersey City and other points. He afterwards 
regularly enlisted (return entered at Trenton, July 11, 1780), 
in Capt Scudder's company, 2d Reg Vols, Essex Co., Col. 
Phillip Van Cortlandt. The original enlistment paper may 
still be seen in the Adjutant General's office at Trenton. It 
describes him as being 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches in 
height, of rather dark complexion, black hair, and his residence 
Elizabethtown. That he took an active part in some of the 
exciting scenes, which were constantly transpiring around him, 
is evident. It is said that in company with others he lay in 

against the Red men both he and his father were captvured, but afterward 
released. 

In his religious character, Samuel was true to his Puritan antecedents. 
The Westfield church records show that he was a member there previous 
to 1759, back of which no records exist. From his personal and family 
relations with the old First Church at Elizabethtown*, whose people had 
founded the Westfield church, we think he may have been a member there, 
before uniting at Westfield, but of this we may not be certain, as the old 
Elizabethtown church records were burned with the church in the Rev War. 

Samuel joined the militia as a minute man, and his name, together 
with that of his s Samuel, appears on the official roster of the State. 
Both father and son belonged to different companies and regiments, at dif- 
ferent (Stages of the struggle, and were called upon for service as 
emergency required. It is impossible at this late day to state just what 
special service they performed, but we know, from tradition and from the 
circumstances in which they dwelt, that they were almost constantly in the 
service and their life was full of continued excitement. The published 
accounts of the time state that the community where they lived, and its 
vicinity, for five years were the scene of the most exciting military events . 
The main British army was encamped on Staten Island directly opposite 
the town . The enemy held New York City and aimed to occupy Phila- 
delphia. Elizabethtown lay between the two points . Its patriotic citizens 
opposed every effort made to cross their territory. Detachments of British 
troops were constantly coming over from the Island to ravage the country. 
The_ inhabitants suffered terribly, not only from the soldiers, but from 
parties of tories who, having been driven out by their more loyal neighbors, 
had sought the protection of the enemy, and frequently returned under 
cover of darkness for revenge and plunder. The lines between friend and 

• The old church has a most interesting Revolutionary history. Dr. Hatfield's 
history states that from its flock went out forty men who became prominent as officers 
in the patriot army, and others also who were famous in the councils of the State and 
Nation. 



146 

ambush along the river (presumably the Staten Island Sound) 
awaiting the arrival of a boat, belonging to the enemy, which 
they captured. The boat and cargo v^as sold and a consider- 
able sum realized by the captors. It is also of interest to state 
that the renegade " Morgan," who shot and killed the Rev. 
Mr. Caldwell, the honored pastor of the Elizabethtown church, 
was a member of his military company, and a later pastor, the 
Rev. Dr. Murray, in referring to the sad incident in a news- 
paper article, stated that " Samuel Downer, under whose com- 
mand Morgan had kept guard of the road leading from Eliza- 
bethtown to Westfield, had said that Morgan was a very bad 
man." 

As a business man Samuel was shrewd and successful, but 
withal of strict integrity. His first venture in life was the 
opening of an inn at "Westfield, for the convenience of the 
travel by a New York and Philadelphia stage line, which had 
established a relay station there. It was probably here that 
he entertained General Washington, which tradition fixes 
about the time of the General's flying camp in New Jersey. 

foe were sharply drawn and the bitterest resentments engendered. Nor 
was this all. To add to the general distress, the Indians were in a state of 
disquiet and a constant source of fear and trouble. To meet this state of 
affairs, it was found necessary to embody all the loyal citizens into military 
companies, who held themselves in readiness for instant service. They 
were required to furnish their own arms and ammunition, and in case of 
alarm to repair at once to the residence of their captain. It is said that 
Samuel was for a time with Washington at his Morristown camp, and that 
both father and son participated in the battles, or rather skirmishes, of 
Connecticut Farms, Springfield and Elizabethtown. At Springfield it is 
related that the elder Samuel became separated from his company during 
the engagement, owing to the irregular manner of fighting, and tor a time 
was in a position of great danger between the fires. Samuel was patriotic 
to the last. He never tired of rehearsing his Rev experiences. He 
found willing listeners. For years previous to his death, as the oldest sur- 
viving hero of the war, in Westfield, he had the honor of carrying his 
country's flag on the annual training days, which after the war became im- 
portant town celebrations, and were kept up to a time within the memory 
of the present generation . After the destruction of his home by the sol- 
diers in 1780, he apparently settled for a time at Rahway, later locating 
near Westfield, on the road from Rahway, and finally purchasing a tract on 
the "Jerusalem road" in Westfield, where he re-established his forge and 
shop. He soon became famous in the country roundabout for the manufac- 
ture of agricultural implements, such as plows, scythes and axes. People 
came far and near for them. Money was scarce and payment was mostly 
made in flax and other farm products. 

Upon the death of his wife, Hannah Potter, in 1804, he took up his 
residence in Orange with his dau Jemima. Two incidents are related as 
showing his wonderfully preserved phj-sical powers. It is said that on his 
one hundredth birthday he rode an untrained colt from Orange to Westfield, 
and that soon after he carried a bag of buckwheat weighing 125 lbs. from 
his daughter's house in Orange to the barn. Both incidents occasioned 
much interest and were noted in the papers of the day. He died at Orange 
22 Oct, 1824, aged 101 years 7 months and 21 days. The remains were 
brought to Westfield on the following Sabbath and placed by the side of 
those of his wife in the old cemetery. 



147 

Two large drinking glasses, which were used on the occasion, 
are preserved in the family of his son, the late Rev. Edwin 
Downer. The opening of the inn seemed, however, to have 
been but a temporary undertaking, for previous to the formal 
closing of the war in 1783, and while the British were still in 
the country, he established himself in the mercantile line, in 
the same place. It is said that during this period he made 
occasional trips to New York and Philadelphia on horse back 
to replenish his stock of goods, and upon one of these trips, 
while returning from New York, he was fired on by a party of 
soldiers and barely escaped with his life. At another time, 
when the British held New York, while returning from Phila- 
delphia on horse back, and not being recognized, he was 
stopped at New Brunswick by the patriot officials and not 
released until his identity was established . 

For a number of years his store in Westfield was the only 
one in the large section of country of which that was a centre . 
People living miles away came to barter their farm products 
for such goods as they needed. The business was first con- 
ducted in a room in his dwelling house, which had been set 
apart for the purpose, (the house was situated on the east side 
of the street and was the same subsequently occupied for so 
many years by the late Mr. Isaac H. Pierson) but it so 
increased that in 1812 he builded, and removed to a more com- 
modious structure on the opposite comer of the street. About 
1885 his g s William H. Pierson assumed charge of the business 
and from him it subsequently passed into other hands by whom 
it is still conducted. 

Samuel was an original director in the old State Bank of 
Elizabethtown, having been elected in 1812, and remained 
such until he died. He was also one of the original stock- 
holders of the Elizabethtown and Somerville R. R. (now the 
Central of New Jersey), was postmaster at Westfield from 
17 Feb, 1825, until his resignation, 24 May, 1833, the anniver- 
sary of his 73d birthday. He united with the church at 
Westfield in 1785, was elected to the office of elder in 1822, and 
continued in office until death. His health was good almost to 
the last. During a carriage ride to Elizabethtown, he con- 
tracted a cold, which shortly resulted in his death 29 May, 
1846. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. James 
M. Huntting, pastor of the church, and the remains placed by 
the side of his wife in the old burying ground at Westfield. 

1624 Jemima, b ; m as (2d) w, Aaron Quinby, of Orange, N. J. ; 

no issue. 

1625 Nancy, b ; m Isaac Trembly, and had s Isaac who rem to 

Ohio. 

1626 Phebe, b ; d at Westfield, 5 Dec, 1808. 

1637 Rachel Matilda, b ; m Joseph Trembly, brother of Isaac, 

Rem to Albany, but remained there but a short time and all 
trace lost. Had Hannah, Jonathan, Eliza and George. 

1628 + John, b 13 Aug, 1771. Rem to Orange and d there in Aug, 1822, 
from being kicked by a horse. 



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1623 SAMUEL, of Westfield, N. J. ("'Samuel and w Hannah 
Potter) m (1st) Sarah, dan of Daniel Robinson and 
Abigail Sayres, of Westfield, 31 May, 1786, she b 
18 Aug, 1770, d at Westfield 28 July, 1820; m (2d) 
26 Nov, 1822, Ruth, widow of Gideon Waterbury, of 
Darien, Ct., she d 17 Mar, 1848. One of her daus by 
her (1st) husband was w of the Rev. John Scudder 
who went in 1819 as missionary to India. 

John Robinson, ancestor of Daniel Robinson, came with 
other colonists from Stanton, Wiltshire, Eng., in 1674, to New- 
bury, Mass., thence to Woodbridge, N. J., then a part of Eliza- 
bethtown, at an early time. He was a blacksmith. He is 
stated to have been the patriarch of all the name in this part 
of the State. He was one of the original Elizabethtown 
Associates and his right to a tract of land, which was purchased 
from the Indians in 1664, and had come into his possession by 
allotment in 1699, was confirmed by the Supreme Court of 
New Jersey. He, or his son of the same name, were of the 
first to settle at Westfield, then also a part of Elizabethtown, 
and a deed is on record by which, in 1734, he conveyed a plot 
of forty acres to the Presbyterian Church in that village. 
Woodbridge records give the names of two of the same name, 
bom respectively 1690 and 1701. One of these probably and 
Janet, his wife, had Samuel, b 1718 or '20. Samuel was also a 
blacksmith and m Hannah Crane about 1745; she was b 1725. 
d at Westfield, 12 July, 1803 ; had Daniel, 1748, Sarah, Mary, 
Abigail, Isaac, John and Jonathan. Daniel was also a black- 
smith and lived at Westfield ; he m Abigail Sayre (corrupted 
into Sears), 21 Feb, 1770; she was b 1753 and d 1818; her 
ancestors came from Southhampton, L. I. , to Elizabethtown ; 
had (i) Sarah, 18 Aug, 1770, m Samuel Downer; (ii) Jonathan, 
went West; (in) Elizabeth, m Lewis Baker and rem to Morris- 
town; (iv) Abigail, m (1st) Asa Woodruff, m (2d) John 
Ludlow; (v) Daniel S. (called Sears), lived and d at Westfield; 
(vi) David, was living at Westfield as late as 1850; (vii) Isaac, 
all trace lost; (viii) Mary (Polly), m (1st) Ezekiel Ludlow, 
m (2d) Mahlon Johnson and rem to Morristown. 

Had, all by first w, 

1629 Nancy, b 17 July, 1787; d 10 July, 1842; m 20 Oct, 1804, Sylva- 
nus Pierson, Jr., of Westfield. He b 27 Apl, 1780; d at Westfield 
27 Nov, 1849. Had (i) William H., 17 Jan, 1806, m Elizabeth 
Coriell ; (II) Mary, 26 July, 1807, m Smith E. Taylor, of Or- 
ange, N. J., d at Maple Grove, Del, about 1785; (in) Sarah, d 
unm ; (IV) Catherine C, 12 Nov, 1814, m William H. Lee, of 
Westfield, d 18 July, 1884 ; (v) Silas D., 30 Nov, 1823, m 
Phebe J. Nelson, 28 Aug, 1856, d 21 Feb, 1894; (vi) Emily H., 
16 May, 1829, m John H. Leveridge, of New York, 1 June, 
1847, d 24 July, 1860 ; (vn) Edwin, about 1833, d unm. 



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1630 Elizabeth, b 31 Dec. 1788; d at Plainfield, N. J., 27 Aug, 1874; 

m 10 Apl, 1816, as 2d w, John Sayre, of New York. He b at 
Southampton, L. I., 13 June, 1771, d at Plainfield, 26 Nov, 1852. 
Had (I) John, 7 Jan, 1818, din 1899; (ii) Edwin, 24 Feb, 1820, 
d 8 Jan, 1857 ; (iii) Henry H., 1 Mar, 1821, m Mary L. Clark, 
of St. Louis, d at Plainfield 31 Jan, 1878 ; (iv) Julia, 16 May, 
1823, m 20 Sept, 1853, Rev. William Scribner, of New York, 
and lives at Plainfield ; (v) Francis, 8 Feb, 1827, d. y. ; (vi) 
Lucilla, 22 Aug, 1830, m 12 Sept, 1850, Henry A. Porter, of 
New York, and rem to Chicago. He b at Hartford, Ct., d at 
Chicago 15 Jan, 1900. 

1631 Hannah, b 31 Dec, 1790; d at Westfield, 13 Mar, 1863; m 18 

Nov, 1827, Dr. Corra Osbom, of Westfield. He d 7 June, 1868. 
Had (I) Corra 16 Jan, 1831, m Evanette E. Fobes, of Troy, 
N. Y. ; d at Dorchester, Mass, 22 Apl, 1888,(ii) Jonathan, 15 Dec, 
1832, m 7 Jan, 1857, Mary Downer. Lives at West Willington, Ct. 

1632 + Samuel, b 13 Oct, 1792. Rem to New York City and d there 21 

Sept, 1846. He was successfully engaged in business as an 
importer and jobber of dry goods at 134 Pearl st. from 1820 until 
his death. In 1841 he was elected manager of the New York 
House of Refuge, a State institution, to which ofi&ce his s and 
g s have since succeeded him . He resided at the corner of 
Albany and Greenwich sts until 1828, when he removed to 
Cortlandt st, at that time a fashionable quarter ot the town. 
In 1832 he built and occupied the dwelling at No. 12 Washing- 
ton Square, North, the same now occupied by ex-Mayor 
Cooper. Thence he later removed to No. 34 Clinton place, 
where he died. 

1633 Sarah Wheaton, b 8 Jan, 1795; d at Westfield, 17 Sept, 1822. 

1634 Mary, b 24 Oct, 1796; d 2 Nov, 1802, by drowning in a cistern. 

1635 + Edwin, b 2 Dec, 1798 ; d at Westfield 31 May, 1868. Prepared 

for college at Rev. Amzi Armstrong's school at Bloomfield, 
N. J., graduated from Princeton in 1818. 

Took the theological course at Princeton, and was licensed 
as a Presbyterian minister by the Presbytery of Elizabeth- 
town, Apl 25, 1822. After preaching for some months as a 
missionary in Virginia, he was ordained by same Presbytery 
8 Nov, 1824. Became pastor at Mt. Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., 
in Apl, 1825, where he remained " laboring with zeal and fidel- 
ity " until Oct, 1828, when, in consequence of poor health, he 
resigned his charge . He, however, continued preaching as he 
was able, whenever called upon. He rem to Fairfield, Ct., in 
1853, but returned to Westfield, his native place, in 1858, "to 
spend the remainder of his days." He died in the pulpit in the 
Westfield church, of heart disease, on Sabbath morning, 31 May, 
1868. The circumstances of his death were as follows : 
The pastor. Rev. Mr. Edgar, being absent, he was invited to 



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supply the place. He anticipated the servncewith anxiety and 
made careful preparation for it, expressing the hope that he 
might, in what he felt would be his last public effort, say some- 
thing which would be blessed to the impenitent. With a ser- 
mon from Luke xix, 41 and 42, he ascended the pulpit in great 
feebleness. He offered the invocation, and sitting down passed 
away with a slight groan. A large congregation was present. 
Many exclaimed, " How beautiful thus to die!" "It is not 
death, but translation ! " The funeral service was held in the 
church on the following Wednesday, the sermon being preached 
by the Rev. Luther Littell, of the Mt. Hope Church, and inter- 
ment was made at Westfield. 

1636+ Silas Potter, b 15 Mar, 1801. He was captain of a Militia 
Co., at Westfield, N. J. Rem to New York City and was suc- 
cessfully engaged in the wholesale dry goods trade. After 
being m, he resided in Greenwich St., near Albany st., then a 
resident quarter of the city, and later rem to 22d st. After 
retiring from business he rem to Darien, Ct., and d there 
5 Feb, 1857. 

1637 Abigail, b 6 Jan, 1803; d 20 Dec, 1803. 

1638 Aaron Quinby, b 27 Sept, 1804; d 17 Sept, 1810. 

1639 David R.. b 9 Sept, 1806; d 14 Apl, 1808. 

1640 + David Robinson (2d), b 2 Aug, 1808. He rem to New York 

City and d 28 Nov, 1841, at Westfield. 

He was a Presbyterian minister. He prepared for college 
at Dr. Armstrong's school at Bloomfield, N. J., entered Yale 
in 1824, graduated in 1828, studied theology at Auburn, was 
ordained and installed by the Third Presbytery of New York, 
as the first pastor of the West Presbyterian Church, New 
York, then in Carmine st., 25 March, 1832; resigned in con- 
sequence of ill health, 23 Oct, 1841, and d at Westfield, N. J., 
28 Nov. 1841. A funeral service was afterwards held in his 
New York church, at which his life-long friend, the Rev. 
Henry A. Rowland, then pastor of the Pearl St (New York) 
Church, officiated. The sermon was published and copies are 
still preserved. In speaking of his work, Mr. Rowland said 
that at the beginning of his pastorate the church had been but 
recently organized, and everything was to be done. In addi- 
tion to preaching three times every Sabbath, and the usual 
weekly lecture, besides attending the two weekly prayer meet- 
ings, he made many pastoral calls. During the nine years of 
his pastorate he attended more than 1100 funerals, a large 
proportion of which were out of his own congregation. The 
services he rendered in this way were very great and con- 
tributed to wear out his strength. The church enjoyed 
frequent revivals during his ministry and received 815 new 
members, 503 of whom were on profession, while many others, 
who were converted there, united elsewhere. The labors ot 
few men have been more blessed, yet these labors were 
carried on in the simplicity and sincerity of the gospel and by 
the legitimate influences of the pastoral office. He entered 
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In the matter of temperance, which was then for the first 
being prominently brought to the attention of the church, he 
took much interest, and in 1841 preached a sermon which was 
repeated by request in many of the New York churches and 
subsequently published and given wide circulation . 

In the midst of his work he contracted a severe cold, 
which amid his multiplied duties he neglected, and which 
developed into a dangerous attack of inflammation of the 
lungs . He recovered somewhat and appeared at the October 
communion service. He was very feeble and, to the surprise 
of all, arose to remind his people of their former communion 
seasons and how deeply he bore them on his heart. If he was 
never to appear before them again he wished to bear his 
solemn testimony to the reality of Christian consolations in 
trial and to the power and triumph ot Christian hope. While 
the assembly was dissolved in tears he stood before them as 
one who had returned from the borders of the invisible world 
to communicate to them his confidence in the grace of God and 
his conviction of the power of religion to sustain the soul while 
sinking in the arms of death. The scene was deeply impres- 
sive and never to be forgotten . 

He soon after went to Westfield, and on Saturday evening, 
Nov 21, conversed with Mr. Rowland, and during the night, 
without waking from his slumber, breathed his last. Inter- 
ment was made in the old family ground at Westfield. 

1641 LuciLLA Stanley, b 32 Nov, 1810; d at Plainfield, N. J.. 16 

Nov, 1878 ; m 5 Oct, 1830, Darwin Foote Rockwell, of Eliza- 
bethtown and Jersey City, N. J. He b at New Canaan, Ct., 
28 Sept, 1807, and d at Jersey City, 30 May, 1849. He was an 
active business man, prominent in railroad and steamboat 
enterprises, was engaged in the construction of the New Haven 
Railroad, and for a term of years before his death was super- 
intendent of the Jersey City and New York Ferry. He was 
much esteemed as a citizen. Had (i) James S., 27 July, 1833, 
d 2 Feb, 1842; (ii) William, 13 Apl, 1837, m Elnora Locke, of 
Glen Falls, N. Y., 13 Jan, 1873. and lives at Plainfield; (iii) 
Lucilla S., 30 May, 1839, m (1st) A. Van Neste, of Plainfield, 
30 May, 1864, m (2d) Robert Dod, of Newark, N. J., 25 Nov, 
1874; (IV) Rebecca, 5 Oct, 1841; (v) EHza De Forest, 7 May, 
1844; (vi) Harriet D., 3 May, 1846; (vii) George Schuyler, 
4 Dec, 1848, m Mattie Conklin, of Mt Vernon, N. Y., 28 Feb, 
1891. 

1632 SAMUEL, of N. Y. ('"^'Samuel), m 22 Dec, 1823, Eliza, 
dau of Lockwood and Mehetable (Wheeler) De Forest, 
of New York. She d 22 Jan, 1882. Had, all b in 
New York. 

1642 + Frederick Wheeler, b 1 Jan, 1825. Graduated from the New York 

University in 1843, studied law, and has held many positions 



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of trust and responsibility all through his life. In he or- 
ganized the American Fire Insurance Co . , of New York, was 
its first secretary, and subsequently its president; was for 
some years a member of the firm of W. W. De Forest & Co., 
engaged in the South American trade; was elected in 1851 a 
manager of the New York House of Refuge, an important 
State institution located in New York City, and is nowits presi- 
dent; was treasurer of the Brick Presbyterian Church, of New 
York for many years, also treasurer of the New York Orphan 
Asylum and of other important institutions ; a director in various 
large New York corporations, and executor for many large 
and well-known estates. He is now living at Lakewood, N. J.- 
much honored and beloved by a large circle of business and 
social friends. His portrait is given on another page. 

1643 -f- Samuel Robinson, b 8 Jan, 1827. Rem to New Haven, Ct., and 

d there 4 Feb, 1891. 

1644 Eliza De Forest, b ; d 31 Dec, 1834. 

1645 Charles, b ; d 26 Dec. 1841. 

1642 FREDERICK W., of N. Y. C«^'-'Samuel), m 3 Oct, 1856, 
Sarah Wheaton, dau of Silas Potter Downer, of New 
York. Had, all b in New York, 

1646 + Frederick W. , b — Oct, 1859. Graduated from Williams College 

in 1882. Became associated with John W. Cary in the legal 
department of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. at 
Milwaukee in 1884, and while there received his degree from 
the Wisconsin University and was admitted to the bar. He 
afterwards rem to West Superior, was local counsel for the Land 
and Improvement Co. of that city, also for the First National 
Bank of Superior, and for the St. Paul and three other rail- 
roads. He was an able and respected member of the Wiscon- 
sin bar, a prominent citizen of West Superior, and was deeply 
interested in the progress of the city. Upon his death the 
directors of the above named bank passed formal resolutions, 
in which they referred to him as "an honorable man, an intel- 
ligent and upright citizen, a conscientious and learned attorney, 
a firm friend of the bank, and an able advisor in its counsels." 
He d 31 Aug, 1897, at Las Vegas, N. Mex., where he had gone 
for the benefit of his health. His portrait is given elsewhere. 

1647 Eliza De Forest, 

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1649 Louis De Forest, b 30 Sept, 1873, Graduated from Williams 

College, class of 1895, studied law. Is a manager of the New- 
York House of Refuge, having been elected in 1899 to succeed 
his f and g f, respectively elected in 1851 and 1841. 

1646 FREDERICK W. , of West Superior, Wis C^^Fred'k W. ), 
m 2 Aug, 1887, May, dau of Dr. Delevan Bloodgood, 
U. S. N. She d at Brooklyn, N. Y., 15 Jan, 1898. 
Had 

1650 Delevan, b 28 June, 1888. 

1651 Louise De F., b — Feb, 1893. 

1643 SAMUEL R., of New Haven, Ct. 0^^^'Samuel R.), m 1 Feb, 
1848, Charlotte Root, dau of William J. Forbes, of 
New Haven. She b 1 Feb, 1829; d at New Haven 6 
Sept, 1893. Had 

1652 Lottie Forbes, b 24 June. 1849; m 25 Mar, 1873, Timothy 

Cowles, of Farmington, Ct. Had Edith C, 17 July, 1874, d. y. 

1653 + William F., b 12 Aug, 1850. Lives at Hamden, Ct. 

1654 Eliza DeF., b 10 Apl, 1852. Lives at New Haven and is unm. 

1655 Adeline Louise, b 28 Oct, 1853; m 13 Oct, 1881, Horace Andrews, 

of Albany. N. Y., and d 8 Dec, 1893. Had Theodore, 
29 Nov, 1882 ; Bertha A., 30 Aug, 1884; Alan, 21 Feb, 1887, d. y. 

1656 Bertha Agnes, b 8 Dec, 1855; m 7 June, 1888, George D. Wat- 

rous, of New Haven. Had Wheeler De F., 22 Oct, 1889; 
Charlotte R., 10 Mar, 1892; George D., 28 Dec, 1894; Kather- 
ine E., 28 Nov. 1896 ; Charles A., 20 Jan, 1899. 

1653 WILLIAM F., of Hamden, Ct. (^^^Sarnuel R.), m 
22 June, 1878, Annie R. Peabody, of New York. Had 

1657 Ethel P., b 27 Aug. 1880. 

1658 Agnes P., b 19 Mar, 1883. 

1659 William F.. b 17 Dec, 1884. 

1660 Annie P., b 18 June, 1891. 

1661 Chester R., b 28 Apl, 1894. 

1662 LiNDSLEY DeF., b 13 Oct, 1899. 



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1635 EDWIN, of Mount Hope, N. Y., and Westfield, N. J. 

("^■'^Samuel), m Harriet, dau of Dr. Benj. Newkirk, of 
Mount Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., 37 Apl, 1825. She 
b 20 Feb, 1808; d at Amherst, Va., 12 Apl, 1891. Had 

1G63 Mary, b 16 May, 1835; m Jonathan Osborn, of Westfield, 7 Jan,, 
1857. Rem (1st) to Amherst, Va., and (2d) in 1896, to South 
Willington, Ct. Had Edwin, d. y. ; Josephine W. 19 Nov, 
1859; Henry Potter, 1 Dec, 1861; Harriet D., 13 Aug, 1864;, 
Eliza H., d. y. ; Herbert W., d. y. 

1664 + Benjamin N., b 21 July, 1837. Rem to Jersey City. 

1665 + Edwin, b 7 May, 1841 ; d at Amherst, Va., 15 Nov, 1872. He was 

a physician at Westfield. 

1664 BENJAMIN N., of Jersey City ^^Edwin) ; m Emily, 

dau of James Vessey, of New York, 14 Nov, 1859, 
She b 10 Feb, 1840. Had 

1666 Benjamin J., b 26 Aug, 1860. 

1667 Harriet, b 15 May, 1863. 

1668 Marion M. , b 7 July, 1865. 

1669 Helen G. , b 3 Nov, 1867. 

1670 Lucy, b 7 Jan, 1870; d 27 July, 1870. 

1671 Alice C, b 5 June, 1871. 

1672 Arthur E., b 28 May, 1874. 

1665 EDWIN, of Westfield (^^^'^Edwin) , m Lucy Lawrence, of 

Westfield, N. J., 25 June, 1867. She d 6 Nov, 1882. 
Had 

1673 John L., 26 June, 1868. 

1636 SILAS POTTER, of New York ('""Samuel), m 3 Feb, 

1828, at Westfield, N. J., Sophia, dau of Gideon 
Waterbury, of Darien, Ct. She d 9 Sept, 1879, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Had 

1674 Sarah W., b ; m 3 Oct, 1856, Frederick W. Downer, of New 

York. Her portrait is given on another page. 

1675 Helen Ruth, b ; d at Darien, Ct., — July, 1871. 

1676 Silas Potter, b . 




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1677 Kate, b , 1846; m in 1863 William McCormack Cummings,, 

of Darien, Ct. Rem (1st) to Brooklyn, N. Y., and later to 
Elizabeth, N. J., where she d 18 Jan, 1897. Had Louise, 1864, 
d. y. ; Josephine, 1866; William, 1870. 

1678 Gideon W., b , was a soldier in the Civil War; m and rem to 

the West. 

1679 Henry Scudder, b , d. y. 

1640 REV. DAVID ROBINSON, of New York C^^'Samuel), 
m Eliza, dau of Joel Sayre, of Southampton, L. I., 
and New York City, 18 Apl, 1833. She b in New 
York 6 Jan, 1816; d at Elizabeth, N. J., 9 July, 1886. 

Joel Sayre was b at Southampton, L. I., 2 Nov, 1778. 
His ancestors were of the first to settle the town in 1640. His 
g g f , John Sayre, b 14 Jan, 1665, was pressed as a trooper to 
go to Albany on 14 Oct, 1687. His uncle, Stephen Sayre, 
became noted as High Sheriff of London. Joel Sayre came to 
New York City early in life and was a silversmith in Maiden 
Lane, near William st. On 25 Jan, 1813, he m Sarah, dau of 
Joseph Brown, of Newark, N. J. Had Alfred 27 Dec, 1814, 
and Eliza as above. The wife of Joseph Brown was Eliza- 
beth, dau of Eliezer Bruen, of Newark. They were m 26 
Mar, 1786, and had Sarah, 7 Mar, 1787, and Elizabeth, 6 Sept, 
1788. The latter m as (1st) \v John Sayre, brother of Joel. 
Eliezer Bruen was an elder in the old First Church of Newark 
from 1794 until his death in 1821, aged 80 y. His g f was 
Obadiah Bruen, who came from Milford, Ct., in 1666. and was 
a first settler at Newark. Joseph Brown was a trustee of the 
same church in 1796. Joel Sayre d at Cairo, N. Y. , 28 Sept, 
1818. His death was due to an attack of typhoid fever, con- 
tracted while working on the earthworks in Brooklyn in the 
war of 1812, from which he never fully recovered. He lies 
buried at Cairo. 

Had, all b in New York City, 

1681 William Richards, b 16 June, 1634. After graduating from 

Williams College in Aug, 1855, he went to Ayer, Mass, from 
which place he unaccountably disappeared in June of the fol- 
lowing year and was never afterward heard from. 

1682 + Alfred Sayre, b 21 Feb, 1887; d in New York 20 Sept, 1893. 

He became connected with the telegraph service of the 
country at an early time, and was for many years manager of 
the New York office of the Western Union Telegraph Co, 

1683 + David Robinson, b 15 Nov, 1839. Rem to Elizabeth, N. J., in 

Mar, 1867, and to East Orange, N. J., 1 June, 1893. He was 
the author of this volume, and his picture is given on another 
page. 



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1682 ALFRED SAYRE, of New York ('^^Rev. David R.), 

m 2 May, 1865, Caroline, dau of Edward and Caroline 
(Cheeseman) Lavere, of Mt. Holly, N. J. Her 
paternal g f was Jean De La Vere, who came from 
France about 1798 to New York, and later to Wood- 
bridge, N. J. Caroline Cheeseman was dau of John 
Cheeseman, of Phila, where she was b. Had 

1701 Charles A., b 3 May, 1866. He is professor of French in the 

college of the city of New York, and author of a work on the 
Provensal language of France. 

1683 DAVID R., of Elizabeth and East Orange, N. J. 

(^«*°David R.), m 30 Jan, 1866, in New York City, 
Adelaide, dau of Helim W. and Elizabeth Ann (Clute) 
Tiffany, of Pompey, N. Y. She b 13 Aug, 1846. Her 
g f was Stephen Tiffany, for many years sheriff of 
Onondaga Co. Her g g f was Benjamin Tiffany, 
who came from Coventry, R. I. , to Cambridge, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y. , in 1770. He was a lieutenant of the 
18th Reg raised in Cambridge in the Rev War. The 
maternal ancestors of Adelaide Tiffany, the Clutes, 
were of the first Dutch settlers of Manhattan Island. 
They rem to Albany at an early period. 

1702 Edith Adelaide, b 6 Jan, 1868; m WiUis G. Barnes, of Utica, 

N. Y., and East Orange, N. J., 17 Apl, 1895. Had Arthur 
Field. 15 Aug, 1896. 
1703 -f Arthur Tiffany, b 30 July, 1870. Rem from Elizabeth to 
Winchester, Mass, in Sept, 1898. His picture is given else- 
where. 

1703 ARTHUR T., of Winchester (i««^David R.), m 10 Nov, 

1891, Helen Maud, b 17 Mar, 1869, dau of Abram P. 

and Sarah Helen (Taylor) Palmer. 

Abram P. Palmer and Sarah Helen Taylor were m at Win- 
chester, 3 Jan, 1855. He was b 18 Sept, 1831. at Eaton, N. H. 
was s of Jonathan H. Palmer, b 1780, at Boscowan, N. H.. 
s of John Palmer, of Stonington, Ct., who came to Boscowan 
at an early time. The latter was a Rev War soldier, and was 
with Gen. Stark at Ticonderoga. Sarah Helen Taylor was 
dau of Wheeler Taylor, of Roxbury, Me. Her g f was John 
Taylor, a Rev War soldier. 




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Had, the first three b at Elizabeth, 

1704 Annie Marguerite, b 27 Oct, 1892. 

1705 LeRoy Tiffany, b 27 Apl, 1894. 

1706 Charles Palmer, b 24 May, 1896. 

1707 Edith Ida, b at Winchester, 30 Oct, 1898. 

1628 JOHN, of Orange, N. J. f^^Samuel and w Hannah), m 
Eunice, dau of Jephtha Baldwin and Phebe Freeman, 
of Orange, 26 Aug, 1792. She b 26 Mar, 1772. Had 

1708 + Jephtha, b 20 Aug. 1793. He rem to Auburn, N. Y., about 1822. 

d there 29 Oct, 1866. He was twice an ofiBcer of the Auburn 
Prison. 

1708 JEPHTHA, of Auburn (^«^«John and w Eunice), m 
Phebe Mills, of Orange, N. J., 27 Dec, 1818. She b 
5 July, 1798; d at Auburn 18 Aug, 1876. Had 

1709 Mary, b at Orange, 19 Oct, 1819; m 6 June, 1838, Dr. Daniel A. 

Force, of Port Byron, N. Y. 

1710 Silas Austin, b at Orange, 20 Sept, 1821; d 21 Dec, 1861. He 

m 16 Oct, 1842, Elizabeth S. Brower, of Orange; no issue. 

1711 John (twin), b at Auburn, 9 July, 1824. He d unm at Auburn, 

31 Dec, 1845. 

1712 Jemima (twin), b 9 July, 1824. She m Albert Shepard, of 

Auburn, 14 Oct, 1846, and rem to San Francisco. 

1713 + Edwin (twin), b 6 Jan, 1833, and lives at Auburn. 

1714 + Edward (twin), b 6 Jan, 1832. Rem (1st) to Utica, N. Y.; (2d) 

1865 to California ; (3d) to Greaterville, Ariz, and is postmaster 
there. He was a soldier in the Civil War. He organized a 
military company in Utica in 1862, and remained in the army 
till the close of the Civil War. 

1715 Elizabeth, b 6 Apl, 1836; m 7 Feb, 1859, Frank Owens, of New 

York City, and d at San Francisco in Oct. 1874. Had Clar- 
ence Edwin, 17 Aug, 1867, lives at Seattle. 

1716 + Charles, b 18 Mar, 1839. Was a soldier in the Civil War, was 

captured and d in 1865, in Andersonville Prison. 

1713 EDWIN, of Auburn ("°«Jephtha and w Phebe), m (1st) 
Sophia E., dau of John Lycan, of Ithaca, N. Y., 
19 Oct, 1854, she d 3 May, 1886; m (2d) Harriet, dau 



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of Abram Monroe, of Auburn, N. Y., o June, 1889. 
By first w had 

1717 + William S., b 22 Aug, 1855. 

1718 Inez L., b 9 Aug, 1858; m Samuel L. Eddy, of Auburn, N. Y., 

23 Apl, 1879; d 7 May, 1884; no issue. 

1719 + Jay Clarence, b 1 Dec, I860. Rem to Buffalo. 

J714 EDWARD, of Greaterville, Ariz ('"^ephtha), m20 Aug, 
1862, Mary J. Makepeace, of Utica, N. Y., she d 
July, 1869, at Watertown, N. Y. ; m (2d) in Califor- 
nia, 19 Jan, 1873, Anna, dau of Benj. Birdsall, of 
Athens, Ont, she bl9 Aug, 1838; no issue by first w. 
By second w had, 

Ida, b 24 Dec, 1874, d. y. 

1720 Edward Edwin, b 19 Apl, 1876. 

1716 CHARLES, of Auburn ('™« Jephtha), m 19 June, 1855, 
Barbara Kemp, of Senaca Falls, N. Y. Had 

1721 Ebenezer K. , b 5 Nov, 1859. 

1719 JAY C, of Buffalo (""Edwin), m (1st) Minerva B, dau 
of Charles W. Warren, of Buffalo, N. Y., 10 Aug, 1887, 
she d Feb, 1889, no issue; m (2d) — Dickenson, of 
Lockport, N. Y., 10 July, 1890. 

.1717 WILLIAM S., of Auburn, N. Y. (""Edwin), m Fannie 
A., dau of Dexter Hewitt, of Louisville, Ky., 11 Oct, 
1882. Had 

1722 Margaret, b 8 Feb, 1884. 

1723 Sophia M., b 21 May. 1886. 



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244 REV. CYPRIAN, of Shaftsbury,* (^"'Stephen, of Nor- 
wich), m (1st) Hannah Willoughby, of Shaftsbury, 
where shed 21 Feb, 1783, aged 43; m (3d) 2 Dec, 
1784, Lydia Willoughby (widow, nee Cole), she d 8 
Jan, 1836, aged 87 y 6 mo. By first w had 

1724 + Stephen, b about 1765. He m in Shaftsbury and had several 

children there. Rem (1st) to Deerfield, near Utica, N. Y. ; 
(2d) to Erie, Pa. ; {3d) to near Toledo, O., and d at the home 
of his s Joshua, at Lima, Mich, about 1840. 

1725 + Samuel, b 4 Sept, 1770. Rem in 1785 to Williston, Vt. , and d 

there Feb, 1852. 



*Cyprian and John Downer, sons of i<52Stephen, of Norwich, Ct., rem 
to Shaftsbury, Vt., some time previous to 1768 and were first settlers there. 
Their brother, Stephen, doubtless soon followed them, and their other 
brother, Elisha, did so after the Rev War, and lived for a time at Stephen- 
town, N. Y., an adjacent town. The Preston, Ct., records give John's 
birth, 16 Feb, 1745, which closely agrees with the date furnished by his 
Williston descendants. The difference of eleven days being exactly 
accounted for by the change made by Parliament in the calendar in 1751. 
His tombstone, at Shaftsbury, states that he, John, d 12 March, 1819, in 
the 75th year of his age. 

Local history tells us that Shaftsbury, the adjoining town to Benning- 
ton, was settled in 1763, largely by people from Norwich, Hebron and 
Bozrah, Ct. In 1768 Cyprian Downer headed a list of constituent mem- 
bers of the First Baptist Church of Shaftsbury, which was the first church 
in the State of Vermont, organized in 1768. The name of his brother 
John dioes not appear in the list, but later he was a member of the church 
organized at the centre of the town, known as Bennington Centre. He 
was p obably the Deacon John Downer, who is recorded as going with his 
pastor to assist in the great revival at Bennington, in 1802. The two 
brothers bought land in the northern part of the town, respectively in 1785 
and 1789, cleared it and each had a farm. Cyprian, although never regu- 
larly ordained, did much preaching in Shaftsbury and the towns adjacent. 
He was, however, licensed as a lay preacher and approved by his church, 
and as such was in charge of the first Shaftsbury church from 1793 to 
1800. He was a captain in the Rev Army, and the only one of the Ver- 
mont Downers who held a commission, as shown by the State records. His 
grave at Shaftsbury Centre is still marked every year with the stars and 
stripes, and with flowers. 



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1726 + Elijah, b about 1774. He rem (1st) to Albion, Orleans Co., 

N. Y. ; later to Monroe Co., N. Y., and 1 Nov, 1818, he 
settled at Canton, on the Rouge River, Wayne Co., Mich, 
where he d 8 Nov, 1824. An interesting account of his exper- 
ience at this time is furnished by his g dau Mrs. Lucretia 
Wilber. He built a log house on an Indian trail, there being 
no road. Indians were plenty and constant efforts had to be 
made to keep the wolves from attacking the stock. 

By second w had 

1727 Jeremiah, b 1 Mar, 1786; d 15 Feb, 1789. 

1728 + Simon, b 28 July, 1788. Rem in 1826 to Livonia, Wayne Co., 

Mich, and d there 10 Dec, 1838. 

1729 + Silas, b 12 May, 1794; d at West Arlington, Vt., 30 Oct, 1880, at 

the home of his dau, Mrs. Abner Davis. 

1725 SAMUEL, of Williston, Vt. ('"Cyprian), m Elizabeth 
(Betsey) Judson, of Williston. Had 

1730 + Nathan, b 5 Apl, 1792; d 17 May, 1860. 

1731 LOTTY, b 10 May, 1793; d 18 Mar, 1875. 

1732 Hannah, b 5 Apl, 1798; d 31 May, 1869. 

1733 Ruby, b 26 June, 1807; m Brownell. 

1734 Sarah, b 6 Dec, 1810; d 5 Sept, 1893. 

1730 NATHAN, of Williston, Vt. ("-'Samuel), m Eliza, dau 
of Caleb Downer, of North Williston. Had 

1735 Marilla, b ; m William Fox, of Connecticut, 1860; d 

5 Feb, 1893. 

1736 Louisa, b June, 1840; m Albert Coleman, of Essex, Vt., 1859. 

1737 Esther, b 4 Mar, 1843; m Wentworth Seward, of Windsor, 

Vt., 1877. 

1738 Lamira, b 20 Nov, 1831; d 28 Nov, 1865; m John Isham, of 

Williston, 1852. 

1739 + Arthur, b 11 Mar, 1833. 

1740 + Jerome, b 17 June, 1835; d 5 Feb, 1887. 

1739 ARTHUR ("'"Nathan), m Hattie, dau of John Martin, 
of Burlington, Vt., 9 Oct, 1862. Had 

1741 Mary, b 17 Nov, 1865. 

1742 Martin, b 23 Sept, 1872; d 3 Sept, 1873. 

1743 Walter, b 23 Dec, 1874. 



161 

1740 JEROME ('""Nathan), m Carrie, dau of Chas. Smith, 
of Huntington, Vt. Had 

1744 Charles, b 18 Aug, 1877. 

1745 Chaney, b 10 May, 1880. 

245 JOHN, of Shaftsbur}- and Bennington, Vt. ('«'Ste- 
phen, of Norwich), b at Norwich, 27 Feb, 1744; d 12 
Mar, 1819, at Shaftsbury, and is buried there. 

His descendants claim that he was the Rev. War hero, 
who took part in the battle of Bennington. But the honor is 
also claimed by the descendants of John Downer, of Pownal, 
who, singularly enough, was b, and who d about the same 
time, and who was a close neighbor — yet how related, if at all, 
is not known. 

He m Desire Lum, of Groton, Ct., 15 Jan, 1767. 
She b 1744; d 25 Dec, 1800, and lies buried at Shafts- 
bury. Had 

1746 Desire, b at Groton, Ct., 29 Dec. 1767; d 13 Oct, 1845; m (1st) 

Henry Clark, of Hoosick, N, Y., b 1763, d 1800; m (3d) Peleg 
Sweet, of Hoosick, d 12 Oct, 1845, day preceding death of his 
w, and both buried together. 

1747 + John, b at Groton, 22 Aug, 1769. Rem to Williston, Vt., about 

1788; d there 12 Oct, 1851. 

1748 Sarah, b at Groton, 25 Aug, 1771. 

1749 Stephen, b at Groton, 8 July, 1773; d 25 May, 1776. 

1750 Edmund, b at Stonington, Ct., 12 Mar, 1775. Rem to Onon- 

daga Co. , N. Y. ; d 26 Sept, 1803. 

1751 William, b at Stonington, 25 Apl, 1777. Rem to Syracuse. 

N. Y. , but no trace found. 

1752 Martha, b at Groton, 3 Mar, 1799. 

1753 + Robert, b at Groton, 33 Jan, 1781. Removed (1st) to Skane- 

ateles, N. Y. , and later to Marcellus, N. Y. He died at Hast- 
ings, Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1869. He was a good musician, 
and in 1805 published a song book, which is preserved by his 
descendants in Monmouth, 111. He was a soldier in the 1812 
War, and received a commission as sergeant in the 159th N.Y. 
Reg. 

1754 + Avery, b at Shaftsbury, 1 Mar, 1783. He rem (1st) to Rome, 

N. Y. ; (2d) in 1806 to Ellisburg, N. Y., and d there 29 Mar, 
1863. His g dau, Mrs. Bemis, now living in Los Angeles, 
Cal., states that he was an officer in the army during the 1812 



162 

War. During the very cold winter, 1813-1814, he was sta- 
tioned with a garrison back from the fort at Sacketts Harbor 
to protect the settlers against the Indians and Canadians, who 
had crossed the lake on the ice. At one time a band of 
Indians had gone up Sandy Creek toward his home. He 
immediately set out with a squad to intercept them, but when 
he reached the place, fourteen miles distant from the fort, he 
found the Indians dancing around his burning barn. His feel- 
ings may well be imagined, and we are told that not an Indian 
escaped. His stock, hay, grain, farming implements were 
destroyed. He sent to Bennington -the mail at that time 
being carried on horse-back — for his father, John, a carpenter 
and builder, who came in two sleighs, bringing nails, bolts, 
etc., to rebuild the bam. At the "raising" was one Allen 
(Avery's father-in-law), who unworthily claimed relationship 
with the noted General Ethan Allen, of Ticonderoga fame. 
Allen was lamenting that we did not make peace with Great 
Britain by conceding all they asked. John, whose loyalty was 
intense, climbed down the ladder, tossed Allen into a snow 
bank, and resumed his work without making any comment. 
John Downer built several churches and public buildings in 
Vermont, which were in a state of good preservation in the 
sixties. 

1755 Cacindra, b at Shaftsbury, 1 Nov, 1785; d at White Creek, N.Y., 

15 June, 1864. She m the Rev. Daniel Tinkham, of White 
Creek, 27 May, 1804. He b 30 Apl, 1783; d 13 Jan, 1867. 

Daniel Tinkham was a distinguished Baptist minister, 
greatly honored by his brethren. He was for thirty-seven 
years pastor of the White Creek, N. Y., Church, and had other 
short pastorates. When he was seventy years old he had bap- 
tized 535 persons, preached 1,340 funeral sermons, and married 
500 couples. At this age he gave up his pastorate, but con- 
tinued to preach while he lived. 

1756 Elizabeth (Betsey), b at Shaftsbur}', Vt., 37 Sept, 1788. 

1747 JOHN, of Williston ('*'John, of Shaftsbury), m Eliza- 
beth (Betsey) Willoughby, Feb, 1793. Had 

1757 Lemira, b 22 Sept, 1798; d 2 Nov, 1830, unm. 

1758 Clarissa, b 12 Apl, 1800; d 19 Sept. 1885, unm. 

1759 Aurelia, b 29 Aug, 1802; d 25 Aug, 1857. She m Ezra Isham, 

of Williston, 6 Dec, 1826. Had John D., 1829; Jackson, 1839; 
Addison, 12 Aug, 1841 ; Benj. F., 1843, was killed while in the 
army in 1863; Adelaide, 1847; Sheridan, 1849; also five others 
who d. y. 

1760 Julia, b 4 Apl. 1806, d 27 Dec, 1889. She m Milton Isham, of 

Williston, 23 Jan, 1831. Had Lemira. 1832; Julia E., 1836; 
Mary Ann, 1838; Alfred W., 1841; Milton E., 1844; Aurelia, 
1846; Byron L., 1849. 



163 

1753 ROBERT, of Skaneateles and Marcellus, N. Y. ("'John, 
of Shaftsbury), m Jemima Cobb, in Massachusetts. 
Had 

1761 Elizabeth (Betsey), b at Camillus, N. Y., in 1803; d there 6 Oct, 

1875; m in 1825, Reuben Tinker, of Dutchess Co., N. Y. Rem 
to Mallory, town of Hastings, Oswego, Co., N. Y. He born in 
1800; d at Mallory, Jan, 1873. Had Mary, 1827, m David 
Fargo, of Hastings; Amanda, 1829, m Nelson Sickles, of 
Hastings; Harriet, 1831, m Lewis Bolt, of Hastings; Jenette, 
10 Mar, 1837, m Alonza Dawley, and rem to Seneca Falls, 
N . Y. ; Avery, 1842, m Ellen Ostrander, and went to Kansas . 

1762 Lansing, b , 1812; d in the Blind Asylum at Onondaga, 

N. Y., 28 May, 1892. 

1763 Mary, b at Amboy, Onondaga Co., N. Y.. 21 Sept, 1810; ra 

25 Dec. 1848. Chas. B. Fish, of Jackson Co., Mich, and rem 
to Brooklyn, Mich, in 1856. He b 7 Jan, 1809, in Onondago 
Co., N. Y. ; d 6 Jan, 1896, at Brooklyn. Had Ira, 26 Oct, 1850. 

1764 ,d. y. 

1765 Holland, b . Rem to Michigan, and d near Lockport, 

N. Y., about time of Chicago fire. 

1766 John, b . 

1767 + Avery, b 28 Feb, 1817. Rem in 1845 to Monmouth, 111, and d 

there 24 May, 1898. 

1768 + Ira, b 22 Feb, 1819; d at Bedford, la., 1 Apl, 1877. 

1769 Henrietta, b at Van Buren, N. Y., in 1818; d at Amboy, N. Y., 

May 1888; m Dr. Lewis C. Skinner, about 1845, and rem to 
Amboy. Had Edgar, 26 Apl, 1853, lives in Cincinnati. 

1767 AVERY, of Monmouth, 111 ("'^Robert), m 30 Nov, 1851, 
Elizabeth Ann, dau of William M. Webb, of Muncy, 
Pa. She b 8 May, 1830, and is still living. Had, all 
b at Monmouth, 

1770 + Wyatt B., b 3 May, 1853. 

1771 Anson T., b 23 Mar, 1858. 

1772 Lizzie, b 20 May, 18G0; m (1st) in 1878, R. B. Wright, of Mon- 

mouth; m (2d) 7 Apl. 1886. Aroh'd Heberer, of Monmouth. 
Latter husband b at Black Patridge, near Peoria. No issue by 
either, but has an adopted dau, b 25 Sept, 1885. 

1773 + Frank T. , b 9 Feb, 1862. 



164 

1768 IRA, of Bedford, la. (^'^='Robert), m May, 1854, Mar- 
garet F., dau of Thomas Bracken, of Covington, Ind. 
She b about 1829, and is still living (1899). Had, all 
b at Monmouth, 

1774 Emma, b 26 Jan, 1858; m (1st) 2 Aug, 1874, James L. Evans, of 

Bedford, la., and rem to Dodge City, Kan; m (2d) 23 June, 
1896, James A. Corey, of Dodge City. Had, by first husband, 
Arthur C, 15 Jan, 1876, d. y. ; Frank B., 5 Apl, 1877; Fay, 
17 Mar, 1879. 

1775 George W., b 8 May, 1855; m 14 Sept, 1897, Lena Brunig, of 

Sheridan, Wy., and rem there. Had Harry, b about Sept, 
1898. 

1776 Kate, b 11 Jan, 1860; m about Apl, 1878, Charles H. Finn, of 

Bedford, and rem to La Grande, Ore. Had Nellie, Sept, 
1879; Harry, 31 Jan, 1886. 

1773 FRANK T, of Monmouth C™^ Avery), m 20 Sept, 1884, 
Millie, dau of William DeHart, of North Aurora, 111. 
She b 24 Dec, 1863, at Shelbyville, Ind. Had 

1777 Hugh, b 27 Sept, 1888. 

1778 Lota, b 4 June, 1890. 

1779 Ruth, b 26 Sept, 1892. 

1770 WYATT B., of Monmouth (""Avery), m 25 Nov, 1875, 
Mary Louise, dau of Benj. Holbrook, of Monmouth. 
She b at Dunlapsville, Ind, 12 Oct, 1857. Had, all 
b at Monmouth, except first, 

1780 Avery L., b at Little York, 111, 23 Aug, 1876. 

1781 Coral, L., b 19 Sept, 1878. 

1782 Susan E., b 15 Oct, 1880. 

1783 Lyman L. , b 12 Jan, 1883. 

1784 Mabel A., b 12 Feb, 1885. 

1785 Nyrum 0., b 23 Jan, 1888. 

1786 Major G. B., b 22 Dec, 1891. 

230 CALEB, of Colchester, Ct. (''' Richard), name of w not 
known. Had three sons, all of whom were b in Con- 
necticut, as follows : 



165 

1801 + Caleb, b 11 May, 1773. Rem to Williston, Vt., and is said to 

have made the journey on foot ; d at Williston, 6 Mar, 1857. 

1802 Edmund, b , d. y. at Richmond. 

1803 + John, b 17 Jan, 1777. Rem from Williston to Norfolk, N. Y.' 

and d at DeKalb, N. Y., in 1860. Another account says he d 
at Stockholm, N.Y., in 1848 or '49. Was a cabinet-maker, and 
very expert. 

1804 Erastus, b . No account of him given. 

1801 CALEB, of Williston f "Caleb), m 15 Sept, 1796, Bet- 
sey, dau of Nathan McQuivey, of Williston. Had, 
all b at Williston, 

1805 + Harry, b 27 Jan, 1801. Rem to Ripton, Vt., and d there 25 

Mar, 1875. 

1806 Caleb, b about 1804, unm. 

1807 Nathan, b 9 Nov, 1813. Rem to Colchester, Vt. 

1808 Rachel Roxana, b 29 Sept, 1816; m — Oct, 1886, Charles G. 

Baldwin, and rem in 1853 to Burlington, Vt., and d there 
14 Aug, 1885 or '86. Had McKenzie, May, 1837, rem to Cali- 
fornia in 1863; George L., Mar, 1840, d July, 1863, while a 
soldier in the Civil War; Almira E., June, 1843, m Charles E. 
Littlefield and rem to Omaha ; Agnes A. , 14 Oct, 1847, m in 
July, 1877, Edward F. Brownell ; Ella E. , June, 1854, d 1873. 

1809 Harriet, b at Williston, 30 Sept, 1819, and d there. 

1810 Caleb, b about 1804, was unm. 

1805 HARRY, of Ripton (""'Caleb), m (1st) 2 June, 1824, 
Almira Clark, of Duxbury, Vt., she b 2 June, 1804, d 
at Ripton, 3 Apl, 1841 ; m (2d) Sarah Ripley, of Rip- 
ton. By first w had 

1811 Emeline, b 3 May, 1827. She m Charles Damon, of Ripton, and 

rem to Middlebury, Vt. Had Almira, m W^m. Bowtelle, of 
Providence; Malvin, now living at Ripton. 

1812 Jane G.. b 12 June, 1828; m Ambrose J. Cooke, of Westford, 

Vt., where she d 8 Mar. 1854. Had dau Marion. 

1813 Clark C, b 16 Nov, 1829. He m Carrie Stevens, of Waterville, 

Vc. Rem to Burlington, Vt., and d there 29 Dec, 1883; no 
issue. 



166 

1814 Sarah Ann, b 7 June, 1832; m Asa A. Raymore, of Eden, Vt., 

and d at West Enosburg, 7 May, 1882. Had Carrie, Jennie, 
and one s, named George or Guy. 

1815 Henry C, b 10 Aug, 1835; d 6 Aug, 1862, unm. 

1816 + Edwin F., b 19 Jan, 1837. Lives at Watsessing, N. J. 

1817 + Timothy W., b 27 Feb, 1838, and is living at Roxbury, Boston. 

By second w had 

1818 Helen, bat Ripton, 6 Sept, 1843; d 17 Jan, 1897; m 28 Jan, 

1866, Henry B. Kirby, of Ripton. He b 1 June, 1840. Had 
Olive, 19 Dec, 1866, d 16 Sept, 1877; Minnie, 6 Apl, 1870, d 
28 Jan, 1879; Clayton, 29 May, 1872, rem to Worcester, Mass; 
LeRoy, 12 July, 1874, m Sadie Fisher and rem to Worcester; 
Warren K., 27 Jan, 1877; Whitney, 19 June, 1780; MaryB., 
13 Aug, 1882 ; Varsil, 8 Nov, 1885. 

1819 Emulus, b ; m Jennie M. Yonte, of Cornwall, Vt. Rem to 

Rochester, Vt. 

1820 + WiLLARD Atherton, b 22 July, 1855. Rem in 1876 to Modesto, 

Cal, where he is county treasurer and tax collector. 

1831 Eliza, b ; m Irving D. McQuivey, of Ripton. 

1822 Eunice, b , d. y. 

1823 Almira, b ; m Fayette Wilson, of Chester, Vt. 



1816 EDWIN F. , of Watsessing, N. J. (""^Harry), m (1st) Sarah 
Blinn; m (2d) 9 May, 1869, Orpha A., dau of Richard 
Galley, of Moretown, Vt. By second w had 

1824 Harry, b at Burlington, Vt., 4 June, 1873; m 7 Nov, 1898, Lottie, 
dau of Samuel Hampson, of Forest Hill, N. J. Sheb 15 Apl, 
1878. 



1817 TIMOTHY W., of Roxbury, Boston ('^"^Harry), m 22 
Sept, 1864, Janette, dau of Jeremiah Nichols, of 
Essex, Vt. She b 10 Feb, 1843. Had 

1825 Jessie Mabel, b 17 Nov, 1872; m 6 June, 1889, Louis G. Easton, 

of Waltham, Mass. 

1826 Ethel Kate, b 8 Sept, 1879. 



167 

1820 WILLARD A., of Modesto, Cal ('*°'Harry), m G Jan, 
1892, Eva Winston, dau of John Cavelle, of Modesto, 
Cal. She b at Carson, Nev, IG Aug, 1873. Had 

1827 Carroll W., b 8 Sept, 1897. 

1828 Irvin C, b 18 Oct, 1898. 

1803 JOHN, of Norfolk, N. Y. f "Caleb, of Colchester, Ct.), 
m in 1801, Statira, dau of Elisha Bradley, of Williston. 
She b 9 May, 1779, at Torrington, Ct., d in 1863, at 
DeKalb, N. Y. Had 

1829 Masenas, b 1802; d at Norfolk. 

1880 Harlow, b 1804; m Ruth Chapman. Rem to Mill Rock, Bald- 
win Co., la., and d there about 1894. 

1831 Clarissa, b 1810; m Lester White, of Clare, N. Y., and d there 

in 1890. Had s Osborn, now living at Clare. 

1832 + Tarshus, b 27 Aug, 1812. Rem to Russell, N. Y., in 1851, and 

is still living (1899) at Clare. 

1833 + Merritt, b 3 Sept, 1818. Rem to Russell, N. Y. 

1834 Eliza, b 1820; m Stillman Chapman and rem to Mill Rock, la. 

1832 TARSHUS, of Clare, N. Y. (^»°^John), m about 1835, 
Hannah, dau of Benj. Hicks, of York, Eng. She b at 
York, 3 Aug, 1821 ; d 26 Mar, 1876, at Russell, N. Y. 
Had 

1835 + Benjamin R., b 14 Aug, 1837. Lives at Clare. 

1836 + George M., b 11 May, 1842. Rem in 1897 to St. Albans, Vt. 

1837 Elizabeth A. (Betsey), b 18 Aug, 1843; d unm, July, 1863. 

1838 Norman, b 10 July, 1849; m Sophia Brown and lives at Russell. 

1839 Deborah, b 16 Aug, 1845, is unm. 

1840 Emma, b at Russell, Sept, 1847; m (1st) in 1876, William Heaton. 

Had Elon D., 19 Oct, 1876; Cecil C, 27 June, 1878, d. y. 
She m (2d) Frederick Ladd, and rem to Hermon, N. Y. ; no 
issue by second husband. 

1841 Harriet, b 12 Sept, 1860, at Russell; m 2 July, 1877, Henry 

Soper, of Lisbon, N. Y. He b 12 Oct, 1860. Had Hannah 
May, 8 Apl, 1879, m 22 Mar, 1899, Leon Jenkins, of Lawrence, 
N. Y. ; Agnes M., 27 Apl, 1883; James, 9 Aug, 1885; Earl S., 
13 Jan, 1888. 

1842 William, b 15 Feb, 1854; d 1890, at South Canton, N. Y. He 

m Julia Hill; no issue. 



168 

1835 BENJAMIN, of Clare (^^^^Tarshus), m 31 Nov, 1861, 

Margaret Joseph, of Russell. She b 4 July, 1833, in 
Canada. Had 

1843 George W., b 14 Oct, 1868, Lives at Russell, N. Y., unm. 

1844 Harriet L., b 5 Jan, 1866; m 22 Dec, 1888, Frank Bancroft, of 

Hannaway Falls, and rem to South Canton, N. Y. 

1845 Rettie E., b 28 Mar, 1868; m 31 Mar, 1889, Orville C. Blanchard, 

of Russell, N. Y. 

1846 William H., b 17 Aug, 1871 ; d at Russell. 

1847 Alice F., b 10 Mar, 1874; m 19 Nov, 1896, Frank A. Smith, of 

Canton, and rem to Antwerp, N. Y. 

1836 GEORGE M., of St. Albans ^^^^Tarshus), m 23 Sept, 

1868, Ellen L., dau of Joseph G. Reed, of Norwood, 
N. Y. Had 

1848 Eugene M., b 11 Apl, 1872, at Russell. 

1833 MERRITT, of Russell, N. Y. (^»°^John), m Mary Shaw, 
of Stockholm, N. Y. She b 20 Dec, 1825, probably at 
Williston, Vt. ; d 21 Sept, 1874, at Russell. Had 

1849 Charles H., b 21 Nov, 1848. Rem to Canton, N. Y., and is 

unm, 

1850 Chloe a., b 24 Apl, 1852; m 4 July, 1875, Amos H. Bassford, of 

Russell. He b at Woodstock, Ont. , 4 Nov, 1853. Had Roy 
D., 5 Apl, 1876; Bessie F., 14 July, 1882. 

1851 Julius M., b 10 Mar, 1857. He rem to Minnesota, and is unm. 

1852 Frank, b 24 Dec, 1859; m Sarah Hall, of Frazee City, Minn. 

1853 Lucy C, b 25 Apl, 1862; m 20 Mar, 1880, Ralph Bassford, of 

DeGrasse, and is living there. 

1726 ELIJAH, of Albion, N. Y. and River Rouge, Mich, 
f "Cyprian), m Lucretia Hines. She b in Woodstock, 
Ct., in 1771, and d in Canton, Mich, 7 Nov, 1855. 
(Her mother m, as (2d) w, Timothy Belknap, and rem 
to Ohio). Had 

1854 Lucretia, b 21 May, 1792. She m George M. Johnson, of 

Wayne, Mich. 



169 

1855 + David B. , b 10 Feb, 1794. He was a commissary in the war of 

1812, and his widow received a pension after his death. He 
lived at Youngstown, N. Y. , but afterwards rem to a farm at 
Ann Arbor, Mich, where he d. 

1856 Sarah B., b 30 Oct, 1797, at Westmoreland, N. Y. ; d at Carlton- 

N. Y., 6 Aug, 1877; m 21 Jan, 1814, Moses Bacon, of Gains, 
N. Y. He b 5 Apl, 1787, at BurHngton, Ct.; d 28 June, 1848, 
at Gains. He was a soldier in 1812 War, was wounded at Fort 
Erie, captured, sent as prisoner to Halifax, and treated badly 
by British officers. Had (i) Elijah D., 27 Nov, 1816, m Helen 
Rich, of Petersburg, N. Y., and rem to Oneida, N. Y. ; (ii) 
Erwin M. Bacon, m 26 July, 1818, d 22 Dec, 1869, m Sarah L. 
Wessen, and rem to Corunna, Mich; (iii) Charles L., 11 Aug, 
1821, d. y.; (iv) George H., 18 Apl, 1828, m Sophronia 
Welsher, and hves at Penfield, N. Y. ; (v) Milton S., 29 Oct, 
1829, d. y. ; (VI) Sarah E., 15 Jan, 1836, m Judson Blood, and 
rem to Carthage, Mo. 

1857 + Avery, b 30 July, 1799. Was a physician, and rem to North- 

ville, Mich, about 1836, and d there 18 Jan, 1875. 

1858 Eliza, b 15 Oct, 1801 ; d in Detroit, 24 Sept, 1886. She m (1st) 

in 1820, Timothy Young, of Detroit, he d in 1824; m (2d) in 
1828, Ephraim Monk, of Birmingham, Mich, he d about 1860 
at Colidna, Mich. Had, by first husband. Harriet L., in 
1823, m George Seymour, of Birmingham. Had, by second 
husband, Elijah in 1832. Rem to California. 

1859 + Elijah Giles, b in , Genessee Co., N. Y.. 28 July, 1805. 

Rem (1st) in Sept, 1818, to Ecorse; (2d) to Canton in 1834, and 
(3d) to Romulus in 1866 (all in Wayne Co., Mich), and d at 
Romulus, 4 Apl, 1889. 

1860 + Jewett John, b in Monroe Co., N. Y., 11 Feb, 1811. He was a 

physician, having studied with his brother. Dr. Avery, of 
Northville. In 1837 he rem to Dixboro, Mich, and continued 
in practice up to the day of his death, by apoplexy, 6 June, 
1876. 

1861 -I- Timothy Belknap, b at Ridgeway, N. Y. , 12 Aug, 1814. 

Rem in 1817 to Springwell township, Mich, and still lives 
(1899) at Wayne. 

1862 Maryette, b 18 Apl, 1818; m (1st) June, 1854, F. Henry Cham- 

berlain, of Genessee; m (3d) Austin, of Fentonville, 

Mich. She d 25 Oct, 1856. 



170 

1855 DAVID B., of Wayne, Mich ("•'"Elijah), m about 1818, 
Nancy, dau of John Grenset, of Youngstown, N. Y. 
She b at Niagara, Canada, and d at Youngstown. 
Had, all b at Youngstown except Robert, 

1863 Maria, b 

1864 John J., b ; d at Alpine, Mich. 

1865 Jane, b 

1866 + Avery, b 1826, in Niagara Co., N. Y. Rem to Ula, Kent Co.,. 

Mich, about 1858. 

1867 Alden, b 

1868 Robert, b at Dixboro, Mich, about 1834. He m Sarah Fair, of 

Ann Arbor, in 1859. 

1866 AVERY, of Ula, Mich (^«^^David B.), m in 1858, 
Melissa, dau of Ebon Russell, of Windsor, Vt. She 
b in 1836. Had 

1869 Russell E., b at Ula; m Jennie Fuller, of Kent. 

1870 Clara J., b ; d 1876. 

1871 Dora L,, b ; m Cyril Eddy, of Kent. 

1872 Mamie A., b ; d 1844. 

1873 Pearl F., b ; d 1898. 

1874 Ray E., b 

1857 DR. AVERY, of Northville, Mich ("^«Elijah), m Han- 
nah Allen, of New York State. Had 

1875 + William Elijah, b 15 Nov, 1833, at Eg>'pt, N. Y. He was in. 

the Civil War, enlisted as sergeant, Co. L, 1st Michigan. He 
d at Soldier's Home, Mich, 15 June, 1897. 

1876 Alphonso Brock, d about 1865. 

1877 Delenya H., m Ann Eliza Murray. Had one dau, Emma, d. y. 

1875 WILLIAM E. ('«"Dr. Averj^), m 12 Mar, 1857, at Cran- 
berry, N. J., Gertrude, dau of Charles Clark, of 
Howell, Mich. She b 2 Jan, 1834, at Rochester, 
N. Y. Had 

1878 + William Tennant, b 15 Jan, 1858. Rem in 1881, to Caldwell, 

Kan, and later to Alva, Oklahoma Ter. 

1879 Julia A., b 7 Oct, 1860; d 9 Dec, 1889, unm. 



171 

1880 Charles Avery, b 8 July, 1863, at Lowell, Mich. Was post- 
master at Northville in 1898, and is now living at Bushnell, 111. 
He m (1st) 18 May, 1893, Eva L., dau of George W. Knapp, 
of Northville, she b 1 Apl, 1861, d in Jan, 1894; m (2d) 22 Dec. 
1896, Mary Rogers, of Plymouth, Mich. No issue by either m. 

1878 WILLIAM T., of Caldwell, Kan ('^"^William E.), m 
25 June, 1884, Alice, dau of Lewis Vradenburg, of 
Northville. She b 25 June, 1856. Had 

1901 Mildred, b 26 Nov, 1885. 

1902 Paul, b 3 Mar, 



1859 ELIJAH G., of Wayne Co., Mich ("^«Elijah), m (1st) in 
182G, Elizabeth Hicks, she b at Detroit in 1810, d at 
Canton, Mich, 8 Nov, 1838; m (2d) 24 Oct, 1884, 
Lucinda, dau of Silas Barker, of Nankin, Mich, she 
was killed 10 Jan, 1879, in a railroad accident; m (3d) 
1 Aug, 1874, Eliza Burgess (widow), of Van Buren- 
town, Mich, she was a native of England. By first w 
had, all b at Canton, 

1903 LucRETiA Jane, b 3 Feb, 1829; m (1st) 16 Dec, 1849, Adna Mer- 

ritt, of Dearbomville, Mich ; m (2) 8 Mar, 1857, Sanford H. 
Wilber, of Royal Oak, Mich, he b 8 Aug, 1832, at Brighton, 
Monroe Co., N. Y. , and rem to Michigan in 1847. By first 
husband had Herfa Jane, 21 Nov, 1851, m John Fulton, of 
Royal Oak, 30 Aug, 1871. By second husband had Sanford 
M., 7 Jan, 1858, d. y. ; Sanford H., 13 June, 1863, rem to Cali- 
fornia; Mary Anna, 18 Oct, 1865. 

1904 + Elijah Giles, b 3 Oct, 1831; d at Freeport, Cal, 27 Sept, 1876. 

1905 Caroline E., b 2 Oct, 1833. Rem to California in 1862 and m 

Martin Noah Warren, in Auburn, Placer Co., Cal, 1 Aug, 1866. 
Had Noah, 2 July, 1867 ; Delphin Elizabeth, 8 Aug, 1868. 

1906 Ann Eliza, b 1 Oct, 1835, d. y. 

By second w had 

1907 Silas Barker, b 30 Sept, 1845. Rem to Benton Harbor, Minn. 

1908 Charles Moses, b 28 June, 1849; d 1897. 

1909 Timothy Belknap, b 5 June, 1854. 

1910 Hannah M., b 1 June, 1855; d at Romulus, Mich, 28 June, 1880. 



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1904 ELIJAH G., of Freeport, Cal ("^^Elijah G.), m 6 Sept, 
1863, Mar}- Ann Lufkin. She b 16 Apl, 1847, in 
Boon Co. , 111. Had 

Caroline G., b 29 July, 1864; m 1 June, 1887, Sanford H. Wil- 

bur, Jr., and rem in 1894 to Wayne, Mich. 

Kate E., b 2 Apl, 1866; m 2 Apl, 1889, Warren Buell. Rem to 

Sacramento City, Cal. 

Elijah T., b 7 May, 1875. 

Robert D., b 27 Apl, 1877. 

1860 DR. JEWETTE J., of Dixboro, Mich ("^«Elijah), m 

(1st) 29 May, 1839, Lucinda, dan of Gilbert C. Bedell, 
of Ann Arbor, she b at Saratoga, N. Y., 12 Dec, 
1816, d at Dixboro, 20 Apl, 1864. He m (2d) Phebe, 
, she d 1874. Had, all b at Dixboro, 

Lyman G., b 27 Feb, 1841, d. y. 

1911 + Plavius J., b 12 Nov, 1847. Rem to Rockland, Mich, in 1871, 

and to Hancock, Mich, in 1884, and is a physician there. 

1912 Fred M., b 4 July, 1850. d. y. 

1913 Charles L., b 7 Mar, 1843. Rem to Ypsilanti in 1895. Hem 

22 June, 1874, Helena R., dau of Fred'k W. Thompson, of 
Detroit. She b 22 May, 1848 ; no issue. 

1911 DR. FLAVIUS J., of Hancock ('^^ojewette J.), m 12 
Aug, 1873, Flora, dau of Norman Clark, of Superior, 
Mich. Had 

1914 Bert S. and Hattie C, 18 Aug, 1874. Both d. y. 

1915 Fred C, b 6 Mar, 1876, d. y. 

1916 Curtis L., b 24 Apl, 1877, d. y. 

1917 Elsie G., b 30 June, 1879. 

1918 Flora M., b 30 Dec, 1882. 

1861 TIMOTHY, of Wayne, Mich (/"^Elijah), m 29 June, 

1837, Cynthia Ann Dewitte. She b 14 Sept, 1819, in 
Wayne Co. , Mich. Had 

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1920 Frances, b — May, 1841. Rem to Fargo, N. D. ; m 

Walsh. 
1931 Jewette J., b 5 Aug, 1844. Rem to Frankford, Ind. 
1923 Franklin, b 6 Sept, 1847; d 26 Mar, 1865, unm. 

1923 Jennie, b , 1849. 

1924 Cass, b 12 May, 1853, d. y. 

1935 Robert G., b 5 Oct, 1855. Rem to Missouri, and is a railroad 
man. 

1926 Timothy B., b 28 Nov, 1857. Lives in Minneapolis. 

1728 SIMON, of Livonia, Mich f^Cyprian, of Shaftsbury, 
Vt.), m 22 Jan, 1808, Htildah, dau of John Briggs, of 
Shaftsbury. She b at Shaftsbury, 11 Nov, 1791; d at 
Livonia, 19 Mar, 1856. Had, all b at Shaftsbury, 

1927 + Tyler, b 28 Apl, 1809. He rem to Livonia, and d there 2 Dec, 

1876. 

1928 Lydia, b 12 July, 1810. Rem to Utah in 1852, and d at Wilson 

Ward, Utah, 11 Oct, 1896. She m 4 Feb, 1830, Samuel Gates. 
of Livonia. He b in N. Y. State, 14 Mar, 1804 ; d at Lynne, 
Utah, 7 Aug, 1877. The history of this family, as furnished 
by her nephew, Mr. Martin L. Downer, of Detroit, is of 
interest. Mr. Gates, with his family, crossed the Missouri 
River on their way to Utah 4 July, 1853. They made the 
journey by ox-team, and arrived at Salt Lake City 37 Sept, 
1853. A few weeks afterwards they rem to a farm at Lynne, 
where Ogden City now stands. Mr. Gates remained there 
several years, laying out and grading the city under Brigham 
Young's direction. He finally settled in the Great Salt Lake 
Valley, two miles from the foot of the Watsatch range of 
mountains. Their house was the first built on that wind- 
swept desert. Mr. Martin L. Downer visited Mrs. Gates in 
1893. He was the only Downer relative she had seen for forty- 
six years. He found her happy and contented on her 20- 
acre farm, which was always green, being irrigated by a 
nearby mountain stream. She was a Mormon, and a firm 
believer in their faith, and was much honored and beloved by 
all who knew her. Her descendants were numerous. A large 
number died previous to her death, but at the time it occurred 
there were living 4 of her children, 33 grand children, 117 great- 
grand children and 31 great-great-grand children — a total of 
185. In the Utah building, at the World's Fair, Chicago, were 
several views of her home, one of which showed her sitting 
under a box alder tree knitting. A copy of the same is given 
on another page. Samuel Gates and Lydia Downer had, 

Susan, b 25 Oct, 1830, d. y. ; Mary A., 26 Feb, 1832, d at 
Pascatello, Idaho, 4 Aug. 1897; George W., 24 May, 1834. 
rem to Dillon, Mont; Genet, 12 Jan, 1836, lives at Wilson 
Ward, Utah; Lucetta M., 2 Oct. 1837, d 12 Nov, 1879, at Clif- 



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ton, Idaho; Harriet, 19 Mar, 1839, rem to Afton, Wy. ; Hul- 
dah, 23 Apl, 1841, d. y. ; Charles D., 2 Feb, 1843, d. y. ; Lydia, 
11 Mar. 1845, d 31 July, 1852, on the Platte River Plains- 
Samuel B., 13 June, 1849, d 24 Dec, 1861, at Ogden; Nancy J., 
29 Dec, 1850. d 26 Oct, 1872. 

1929 + MiLO, b 22 June, 1811. Rem to Mindoro, Wis, and d there 

5 Sept. 1890. 

1930 + Luther, b 8 Sept, 1812. Rem to Mindoro, Wis, in 1846, and d 

there 2 Apl, 1856. 

1931 + John Allen, b 18 Dec, 1813. Rem to Parma, Mich, and 

d 17 July, 1850. at Beardstown, Cass Co., Ill, of Asiatic 
cholera, while enroute to his home and family at Parma, from 
Black River Falls, Wis, where he had been employed for 
several months as foreman of a large lumber camp. 

1932 Simeon M., b 14 Dec, 1816; d 14 Mar, 1818, at Shaftsbury. 

1938 + Ephraim, b about 1818. Rem to Ionia, Mich. Enlisted in July, 
1862, in Co. A, 21st Michigan, and d of a fever in the hospital 
at Louisville, Ky., 20 Oct, 1862. 

1934 + Truman, b 4 Sept, 1820; d at Livonia 4 Apl, 1875; m (1st) Anna 
Maria Fry, of Plymouth, Mich, on 17 Feb, 1848; m (2d) 25 
Oct, 1855, Frances Ann Wilson, of Farmington, Mich, she b 14 
Aug, 1833. 

1985 + Martin Simon, b 1822. Rem to Corunna, Mich, about 1848. 
Was a leading physician at Corunna, Owasso and through 
Shiawassee Co. for many years. He d at Titusville, Pa., late 
in 1876. 

1936 ZiLPAH, b 4 July, 1823; d at Livonia, 20 June, 1889; m Gershom 

Myers, of Livonia, about 1846. Had Susan M., 26 July, 1850, 
d 28 Mar, 1880; John C, 29 July, 1856. 

1927 TYLER, of Livonia, Mich (^^^^Simon), m about 1836, 
Hannah Celestia Briggs. She b 1817, and d 18 Mar, 
1847, at Livonia. Had 

1937 HuLDAH, b 7 May, 1839; m 31 Oct, 1861. Ezekiel H. Roberts, of 

Livonia. No issue. 

1938 Amanda M. ; b 1840, d. y. 

1939 + Jared, b 9 Jan, 1842. He enlisted 7 Aug, 1861, in Co. F, 5th 

Michigan Infantry (Col. H. W. Terry). His war experience 
was as follows: Engaged in the skirmish at Pohick Church, 
9 Jan, 1862 ; was at the siege of Yorktown, 4 Apl to 4 May, 
1862; was hotly engaged at Williamsburg, 5 May, 1862, at Fair 
Oaks, 31 May, 1862, seven days' fight, and in the retreat from 
Gains Mill to Malvern Hill, taken prisoner at the battle of 



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Malvern Hill, 1 July, 1862; confined in Libby Prison, Rich, 
mond, for two weeks, and at Belle Isle for three weeks; ex- 
changed 7 Aug, returned to his regiment at Harrison's Land- 
ing, and on 28 Aug, 1863, was in the second battle of Bull 
Run, and at Chantilly, 1 Sept, 1862; was sent to the hospital 
and discharged at Philadelphia, 27 Feb, 1863. 

1939 JARED, of Vassar, Mich (^^'^'Tyler), m 3 July, 1863, 
Elizabeth Wilcox, of Livonia. She b in England, 
16 July, 1847; d at Vassar, Mich, — Aug, 1899. 
Had 

1940 Ellen Celestia, b 6 May, 1864; m 16 July, 1879, Sylvester 

Houghton, of Vassar, Mich. Had Hazel Irene, 14 Mar, 1889, 
d. y. ; Edna Luella, 8 Oct, 1891. 

1941 Mary Adelaide, b 23 Oct, 1866; m 2 Apl, 1884, Levi Allen, of 

Vassar. Had Martin E. Leroy, 4 Nov, 1885; Pearl E., 12 
June, 1887; Rita Mildred, 26 Sept, 1889, d. y. 

1942 George Tyler, b 11 Mar, 1868; m Daisy Longstreet, of Livonia, 

26 Feb, 1888. Had Emma Celestia, b 28 Apl, 1891. 

1943 Edna Louisa, b 9 Mar, 1871 ; m 19 Dec, 1893, Wm. G. Edwards, 

of Livonia. Had Virgie, 17 Oct, 1895. 

1944 HuLDAH L., b 23 Sept, 1874; m 4 Dec, 1897, Robert C. Nunn, of 

Bay City, Mich . 

1945 Truman Tertullus, b 21 May, 1877. 

1946 Lawrence Le Roy, b 15 Aug, 1880. 

1947 Erma May, b 29 June, 1882. 

1948 Sidney Orville, b 7 Oct, 1887. 

1929 MILO, of Mindoro, Wis (^^'*Simon, of Shaftsbury), m 
(1st) at Livonia, Mich, 14 Nov, 1832, Eliza J. Worden, 
she b Royalton, N. Y., 14 Mar, 1817, d at Livonia, 
21 Apl, 1839; m (2d) 2 June, 1840, Julia Speer, she 
b 29 Mar, 1818, d 11 Feb, 1880. By first w had 

1949 + Simeon Luther, b at Livonia. 14 Dec, 1834. On 1 Sept, 1864, a 

few days after the death of his second wife and child, he enlisted 
in the noted 8th Wisconsin Infrantry, known as the "Eagle 
Regiment," and was honorably discharged, 15 Aug, 1865. He 
was in several battles and skirmishes; in one of which, on 
29 Mar, 1865, he fired 180 rounds of ammunition. At this 
time his diary says, "the Rebel fire was terrific and silenced 



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most of the Union batteries." The following days saw almost 
constant fighting, until on 4 April, victory crowned the Union 
arms. His diary is interesting. In it he frequently refers to- 
his dead wife and child, to forced marches, and to supperless 
and sleepless nights, yet like a true soldier, there is no word 
of complaint, but an ever expressed desire to be in battle, and 
to subdue the enemies of his country. He d at Menagha, 
Minn, 4 Sept, 1893. 

1950 Mary, b 9 Jan, 1837; m George Spading, and last heard from 

was living in Shiawassa Co. , Mich. 

By second w had 

1951 Jane Ann, b 29 Mar, 1842; d 31 July, 1853. 

1953 + David, b 14 Oct, 1844; d in Florida, 9 Feb, 1894. He was well- 
known in Wisconsin, as an advent preacher, naturalist, and 
taxidermist. He was a merchant and the postmaster at Cable, 
Wis, at the time of his death. He enlisted in the noted Eagle 
Reg, the 8th Wisconsin, on 29 Aug, 1862. The history of this, 
noble reg was his history. He shared in its sacrifices and in 
its triumphs, and was with it to the end of the war. 

1953 William V., b 29 Jan, 1848, d. y. 

1954 MiLO, b 1 Mar, 1849, d. y, 

1955 Elsie, b 31 Jan, 1851; m 16 May, 1870, Paul Sullivan, of 

Mindoro. He b in Limerick, Ireland, 27 June, 1843, and came 
to America in 1852. He was a soldier in the Civil War, in the 
3d Wisconsin Infantry and served one year. He d at Fann- 
ington. Wis, 21 Mar, 1899. Had Milo Martin, 12 Feb, 1871 ; 
Jennie, 14 June, 1874; Julia, 12 June, 1876. 

1956 Helen, b 31 Oct. 1855; m in 1878, DeWitt Strader. He !> 

14 Aug, 1855. Had Frank, 11 Aug, 1880; Earl, 13 Feb, 1882; 
Archie, 10 Oct, 1884; Elsie, 16 Jan, 1896; Celia, 18 Nov, 1897. 

1949 SIMEON LUTHER, of Mindoro (^«^«Milo), m (lst> 
Phebe Lowell; m (2d) in June, 1860, Adeline M. 
Moore, of Winnebago Co., Ill, she b 13 July, 1842, 
and d at Farmington, Wis, 21 Aug, 1864; m (3d) & 
Sept, 1865, Rebecca Ann Harris, she b 4 Mar, 1846, 
in Howard Township, Wis. By first w had 

1957 -f Ensign Datus, b 20 Dec, 1857, at Mason City, la. Rem to Wood- 

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By second w had 

1958 Ida M . , b 20 May, 1863, d. y. 

By third w had 

1959 Julia Edith, b 6 Oct, 1868, at Farmington, Wis; m 29 Jan, 1887, 

Stoten Delos Warren, and rem to Greene, Butler Co., la. He 
b at Howard, 111, 22 Nov, 1859. Had Mary Melissa, 11 Nov, 
1887, d. y. ; Pliny Price, 7 Nov, 1888; Esther L., 29 Jan, 1895, 
d. y. 

1960 ViETTA Maria, b 16 Feb, 1870; m 18 Dec, 1888, Charles V. 

Wynn, and rem to Shell City, Minn. He b Warren Co., Ind, 
18 Apl, 1865. Had Rupert E., 9 Feb, 1890; Rebecca E., 25 
July, 1891; Elsie M., 17 Nov, 1892; George L., 21 Apl, 1895, d. 
y. ; Grace B., 25 June, 1896; Hazel E., 13 Apl, 1898. 

1961 Mary E., b 27 Oct, 1871 ; d 14 Dec, 1878. 
1963 Elsie L., b 16 Feb, 1873, d. y. 

1963 Effie Alice, b 16 June, 1875, at Farmington, Wis; m 22 Dec, 

1890, Burton F. Richards. He b 1860 in Winnebago Co., 111. 
Rem to Hubbard, Minn. Had Earl F., 11 July, 1891, d. y. ; 
Theodore F., 23 Apl, 1893; Edna R., 6 Oct, 1893, d. y. ; Ruby 
R., 3 Apl, 1895; William P., 6 Sept, 1896; Amy L., 18 Oct, 
1897; Kittie V., 23 Jan, 1899. 

1964 Hill E., bl Dec, 1877, d. y. 

1965 Nettie W., b 23 May, 1879, in BuUer Co. , la. ; m 24 June, 1894, 

George W. Evans. He b 25 Jan, 1875. Rem to Shell City, 
Minn. Had Maggie E., d 35 Nov, 1896. 

1966 Martha E., b 5 Aug, 1881. 

1967 Mild H . , b 18 Feb. 1884. 

1968 Fayette S. , b 18 May, 1886. 

(First seven above b at Farmington, Wis, last three at 
Eden, la.) 

1957 ENSIGN D., of Woodson Co., Kan (^'^'Simeon L.), m 
4 July, 1883, Harriet R., dau of Orson A. Gotten, of 
Claremont, la. She b 8 Apl, 1867, in Woodford Co., 
la. Had 

1969 Orson L., b 29 Oct, 1884, in Fayette Co., la. 

1970 Nettie V., b 7 Mar, 1887, in Greenwood Co., Kan. 

1971 Ensign D,, b 10 Dec, 1888. 

1972 Phebe M., b 23 Dec, 1890, in Bates Co., Mo. 



1973 Herold B., b 6 Feb, 1894, in Wadena Co., Minn. 

1974 Emery R., b 20 Dec, 1896, in Woodson Co., Kan, d. y. 

1975 Florence E., b 13 Feb, 1899. 

1952 DAVID, of Cable, Wis (^^^Milo), m 2 Feb, 1871, Ida 
Estelle Gallup, of Mindoro. She b 2 Feb, 1849, at 
Port Allegheny, Pa. ; d at Galesville, Wis, 31 Aug, 
1892. Had 

1976 Stella P., b 23 Oct, 1875, d. y. 

1930 LUTHER, of Mindoro, Wis f ^^Simon), m 1 May, 1837, 
Clarissa Roberts, of Livonia. She b 2 Sept, 1819, at 
Collins, Erie Co. , N. Y. Had 

1977 Joanna, b 8 Mar, 1839, at Livonia. She m 24 Aug, 1856, Daniel 

L. Calkins, of Farmington, Wis, and died at Cleveland, O., 29 
Sept, 1863. Had Marian, Eldon, Jesse and Lily Joanna. Mr. 
Calkins was publisher of the Jamestown, N. Y., Sun. He d 
there in 



1978 Cyprian, b 13 May, 1840, at Livonia; d at Mindoro, 21 Oct, 1872. 

He enlisted, 13 Sept, 1861, Co. 1, 8th Reg. Wisconsin, discharged 
16th Sept, 1864. His reg. wasknown as the " Eagle Reg," from 
the fact that it carried a live American eagle through the en- 
tire war. The eagle was named " Uncle Abe," and stayed by 
the boys in every fight they were in. When he died he was 
stuffed, and is preserved at the State capitol. Cyprian was 
with his reg. in all the engagements in which it participated, 
some twenty-five in number, including Vicksburgand Corinth, 
besides thirty or forty skirmishes, but came through without 
a scratch. Grand Army Post No. 234, of Wisconsin, was named 
in his honor. 

He was always ready for duty and well liked by his comrades. 
A full list of the battles and their dates in which Cyprian was 
in, has been received, but is too long to insert. He m in 1866 
Anna Gordon; had one child, Anthony R., b 28 Oct, 1866, d. y. 

1979 Anthony, b 25 Apl, 1842, at Livonia. He enlisted 29 Aug, 1862, 

Co. I, 8th Reg. Wisconsin — the same regiment and company 
as his brother Cyprian — was taken sick, and d in the hospital at 
Memphis, 11 Sept, 1863. He participated in the battles of luka, 
Corinth, Jackson and Champion Hills, Vicksburg, Mechanics- 
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1980 LoRETTE, b 14 Oct, 1848, at Farmington; ra 2 Jan, 1870, Benj. 
F. McClintock, of Sparta, Wis. Rem to Mindoro. Had Percy 
Reid, 17 Sept, 1871, b at West Salem, Wis; Luther C, 16 Jan, 
1874, at Farmington. 

1931 JOHN ALLEN, of Parma, Mich ("''Simon), m 10 Aug, 
1837, Keziah J., dau of James Welsh, of Michig-an 
Centre, Mich. She b 13 June. 1817, at Royalton, 
N. Y. ; d 19 Aug, 1893, at Parma. Had, all b at Parma, 

2001 Simon Alphonzo, b7Dec, 1838. He d unm, of typhoid fever at the 

hospital in Nashville, Tenn, 2d Dec, 1862, He enlisted 5 Aug, 
1862, in Co. I, 4th Michigan Cavalry, under Capt. Grant and 
Col. Minty. Was with his reg. in the fight at Stanford, Ky., 
14 Oct, 1862, when they attacked the Rebel General, John 
Morgan, who was stationed there with 2,500 men, and drove 
him back. Simon A. was also in the fight at Gallatin, Tenn, 
8 Nov, 1862; at Lebanon, Tenn., the day following; at Rural 
Hall, 15 Nov, and at Baird's Mill 30 Nov. On the latter date 
he became very ill but refused to leave his reg. A high fever 
soon set in and he was sent to the hospital, where he d as 
above. Capt. Grant speaks very highly of Simon A.'s brav- 
ery, and had not death intervened he would have been pro- 
moted. At Stanford it is related that he was in the advance 
and fired the first shot at the enemy. His reg. distinguished 
itself in the late war by the capture of Jefferson Davis, for 
which the reg. received the reward of $100,000 in cash, which 
was offered by President Johnson, the amount being divided 
pro rata among the members. Grand Army Post No. 374, of 
Parma, was named the " Simon A. Downer Post" in honor of 
this noble commander who was much beloved. The Post 
possesses a beautiful silk flag, donated by his brother Martin 
L. Downer, of Detroit. 

2002 Martin Luther, b 19 Feb, 1842, is unm and lives in Detroit. At 

the close of the Civil War he began service with the Michigan 
Central Railroad and has been with them uninterruptedly 
since. For over thirty-three years he has run as baggage mas- 
ter between Detroit and Chicago, a distance of 285 miles. He 
estimates that during this time he has traveled a total distance 
of over two million miles. He has never been censured for 
carelessness or for neglect of duty, and has been officially 
complimented for his good and efficient service. He owns a 
splendid farm of 160 acres, situated in Spring Arbor town- 
ship, which has been entirely paid for from his earnings. The 
author of this book is under especial obligation to him for 
valuable aid in collecting notes. His picture is given else- 
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2003 Ardelia B., b 21 Feb, 1844; m 13 Feb, 1869, Royal Chapel. He 

b 14 Dec, 1842. Rem to Chicago in 1895. Had Guy Morton, 
30 Jan, 1871, m Flora K. Hosner, of South Haven, Mich, and 
rem to Chicago in 1890. 

1933 EPHRAIM, of Ionia, Mich ("'^Simon), m Eleanor 

Brink, about 1847. She b 28 Dec, 1830; d 33 Apl, 
1896. Had, all b at Odessa, 

2004 Ellen Florence, b 16 Jan, 1851, at Wayne, Mich; m 1 Oct, 

1871, Willard F. Freemire, of Vermontville, Mich. Had 
Lynette F., 26 Nov, 1872; Roy W., 5 Feb, 1876; Hattie M.. 
11 Sept, 1879, d. y. 

2005 Martha Belle, b 15 Nov, 1861, at Lake Odessa, Mich; m in 

1880, Geo. W. Clark, of Lake Odessa. He b 1 Apl, 1859. 
Had, all b at Odessa, Belle Florence, 8 Feb, 1881; Zoie M., 
25 May, 1882; Hattie E., 1 Dec, 1884; Lee, 18 July, 1886; 
Leslie, 26 Nov, 1888; Linnett, 26 Feb, 1890; Clayton, 6 June, 
1891; Nettie, 29 July, 1893; Roy, 17 Jan, 1897. 

1934 TRUMAN, of Livonia, ("'«Simon), m (1st) 17 Feb, 

1848, Anna M. Fry, of Plymouth, Mich, she b 18 Feb, 
1830, d at Livonia, 16 Mar, 1855; m (2d) 35 Oct, 
1855, Francis Ann Wisdom, of Farmington, Mich, she 
b 14 Aug, 1833. By first w had 

2006 Lydia a., b 14 Apl, 1849; d 19 Oct, 1889. She m Geo. Holden, 

of Livonia, 28 Dec, 1868. Had Jesse, 25 Mar, 1870, m 
25 Mar, 1890, Carrie A. Anthony, of Auburn, N. Y. ; Fred C, 
16 July, 1871, m Alice M. Ward, 5 Sept, 1893; Lewis E., 
19 Jan, 1873, m Rosa Thomas, 9 Sept, 1892; Nellie A., 
23 July, 1875. 

2007 Anna Maria, b 13 Mar, 1855, d. y. 

By second w had 

2008 Naomi, b 8 Sept, 1861; m 18 Jan, 1883, Charles Kent, of North- 

ville, Mich. Had Archie, 15 Oct, 1883; Lisle, 8 Mar, 1885; 
Laura, 11 May, 1886; Nettie, 16 Nov, 1892; Mary, 16 Aug, 
1895. 

2009 Myrta, b 5 Dec, 1868; m Frank Ellis Mahon, of Livonia, 5 Nov, 

1899, and rem to Baltimore, Md. Had Elias J., 14 May, 1891. 



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1935 MARTIN SIMON, of Corunna, Mich, (^"^Simon) m 
(1st) 13 June, 1852, Evalina H. Beach, she b 28 Sept, 
1835, and d about 1863; m (2d) 29 Feb, 1864, Rose 
Anna Perkins, of Owasso, she b 3 Apl, 1837, at Mid- 
dlebury, N. Y . By first w had 

2010 Hattie, b about 1855; d about 1866. 

2011 Jonathan, b 1858 in Corunna, Mich. Rem to California, where 

his wife d, and no further trace of him. 

2013 Frank, b about 1860, d. y. 

By second w had 

2013 Lew, b 27 May, 1871, at Owasso. Lives there and is unm. 

1729 SILAS, of Shaftsbury (''"Cyprian), m Sally, dau of James 
Randall, of Stratton, Vt. She b 1796, d 30 Sept, 
1864. Had 

2014 Mary, b 16 July, 1816 ; m John K. Dyer, of White Creek, N. Y., in 

1839. He d 1876. 

3015 Betsey, b 18 June, 1818; m David Smith, of Rupert, Vt., 1840 or 

1841. He d 1885. 

3016 Jeanette, b 31 Jan, 1833; m in 1843 John Gowey, of Arlin^on, 

Vt. He d 1882. 

3017 Harriet Lydia, b 39 July, 1835; d 31 Apl, 1899, at Arlington; 

m in Jan, 1843, Abner Davis, son of Benjamin Davis, of West 
Arlington, Vt. He b 33 Apl, 1817; d 8 Nov. 1895. Had 
Charles E., 15 Dec, 1844, d 16 July, 1863; Sarah E., 17 Jan, 
1846, m Fred S. Goewey, and rem to Sioux City, la. ; Alma C. 
11 Aug, 1849. m 30 Feb, 1873, Z. Hard, of Arlington, Vt. ; 
Roland F., 23 June, 1860, d 16 Sept, 1893. 

2018 Sheldon, b 5 June, 1833; d 9 Feb, 1850. 

2019 + David E., b 19 July. 1835. Rem in 1864 to Brattleboro, Vt. 

Was a soldier in the Civil War, and was wounded 3 May, 1863, 
at Fredericksburg. 

2019 DAVID E., of Brattleboro ("'''Silas), m (1st) 18 Nov, 
1853, Sarah Ann, dau of Roswell Curtis, of Shafts- 
bury; she b there 12 July, 1836, d 20 May, 1862; m 
(2d) 8 Oct, 1864, Julia D., dau of Ebenezer Bardwell, 
of Brattleboro; she b 8 Apl, 1843. By first w had 

Ellen, b 10 May, 1854; m 21 July, 1892, Sibley, and rem 

to Worcester, Mass. 



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George, b 3 Aug, 1857. Rem to Clinton, Ct. 

By second w had 

Minnie A., b 8 June. 1865. Lives in Winchester, N. H. 

Charles, b 5 Aug, 1867. 

1724 STEPHEN, of Shaftsbury ('"Cyprian), is said by his 
g s, Mr. Dewitt C. Downer, of Condon, Ore, to have 
been b in a stone house in Norwich, Ct. He m Jane 
Spink, of Bennington. Had 

2020 + Joshua, b 16 Sept, 1785, at Bennington or Shaftsbuiy. Rem 

(1st) to Manchester, Ontario Co., N. Y., and (2d) in 1833, to 
Lima Township, Washtenaw Co., Mich, where he took up 400 
acres of land and was a pioneer settler. He died there 9 Apl, 
1864. He was a soldier in war of 1812. 

2021 + Seneca, b at Bennington, VL, in 1791. Rem to Erie, Pa., and 

d at North East, Pa., 7 Mar, 1877. Another account says he d 
at Vassar, Mich. 

2022 + Dyer, b in 1797 at Bennington. He lived at Erie and North 

East, Pa. , and later rem to Monroe, Mich. He d at Port Huron, 
2 Feb, 1865, where he was a lumberman and one of the earliest 
settlers of the town. 

2023 -h John, b at Rome, N. Y. Rem about 1834, to Sylvan, Mich, and 

to Ingham Co., Mich, about 1842. He d while on a visit to 
Cleveland in 1843. 

2024 Lucy, b 16 June. 1788; m 29 Mar, 1815, Eli Phelps, of Pontiac, 

Mich, and rem to Royal Oak, Mich. She d 14 Apl, 1877. Had 
Martin, 20 Jan, 1816; Zilpha, 25 June, 1818; William H., 16 
June, 1820; Mary J., 23 May, 1823; Charles H.. 13 Mar, 1825. 

2025 Clarissa, b ; m James Snyder, of Ellisburg, N. Y., and 

rem to Freeport, 111. Had dau Cornelia, who m Edward B, 
Webb, of Rock City, 111. 

2026 Ruby, b ; m Reuben Jones, of Chicago. Rem to Chelsea, 

Mich, and d there about 1877. 

2027 Parthenia, b 17 Jan, 1807 ; d 19 Jan, 1892; m (1st) David Harris, 

who d shortly after marriage ; m (2d) Tracy Babcock. By first 
husband had one s John, who is now living at Troy, Mich. 
By second had George, Collissa and Melissa, b 20 May, 1849. 

2028 Hannah, b at Rome, N. Y. ; m John Rand, of Boston. Rem to 

Ypsilanti, Mich, and d about 1846. He d about 1849. Had 
one s, John. 



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2020 JOSHUA, of Manchester, N. Y., and Lima, Mich 
(""Stephen, of Bennington), m Elizabeth (Betsey), 
dan of EHsha Averill, of Rutland, Vt., and Farming- 
ton, N. Y. She b 1784, d 3 Feb, 1873. (Elisha 
Averill was a Vermont soldier in the Rev. War, after 
the war was elected a general of militia). Had 

2029 + Elkanah Pratt, b at Manchester, N. Y., 28 Mar, 1812. Rem 

(1st) to Lima, Mich; (2d) in 1883 to Conway, Mich, and (3d) 
in 1891, to Sylvan, near Chelsea, Mich, where he is still living 
(1899). He is a large land owner and successful stock raiser ; 
has held several town offices. 

2030 + Darwin E., b at Manchester, 4 Nov. 1814; d 12 Oct, 1888, at 

Chelsea, Mich. 

2031 + De Witt C, b at Manchester, 23 June, 1817. He went to Oro- 

ville, Cal, in 1849, and later, in 1875, to Condon, Ore, where he 
is still living. 

2032 James S., b 27 Nov, 1820; went to California in 1849, to Condon, 

Ore. in 1886. and d there, 19 Mar, 1892, unm. 
Elizabeth, b 1823, d. y. 

2029 ELKANAH PRATT («>'°Joshua), m 1840 (1st) Lamera 

Try on (widow), dau of Stephen Cooper, of Shoreham, 
Vt.,she d in 1852; m (2d) 30 Aug, 1854, Asenath, dau 
of David Sweet, of Sharon, Mich. By first w had one 
child, d. y. By second w had 

2033 Helen, b 24 Dec, 1856; m 6 Jan, 1875, William Denman, of Lyn- 

don, Mich. He b 16 Dec, 1862. Had Luella and Myrtle. 

2034 + James, b 25 Oct, 1858. Lives at Chelsea. 

2030 DARWIN E. (^"^"Joshua), m 26 Feb, 1843, Rebecca 

Randall, of Sylvan, Mich. She b 3 Feb, 1824, in 
Yates Co., N. Y. ; d 11 Sept, 1889. Had 

2035 Caroline, b 22 Jan, 1844; m 18 Sept, 1889, Thos. J. Warren, 

and was living on the old Joshua Downer homestead in 1890. 

2036 Emily, b 25 Aug, 1845 ; m 30 Nov, 1861, James A. Leach. She 

d 16 Jan, 1863. Had one s, Frank. 

2037 Cordelia, b 15 May, 1847; m 8 Sept, 1863, James A. Leach (hus- 

band of Emily, deceased). Had Roy ; Edith, 29 July, 

1866; Charles D., 22 Feb, 1871; Arlie C, 29 Jan, 1879; Inez, 
22 Feb, 1881. 

2038 Charles J., b 22 Jan. 1849. He m 25 Aug, 1894, Elsie Laberly. 



184: 

2031 DeWITT, C. f'^'Joshua), m 30 Sept, 1846, Rhoda M., 
dau of James Davidson, of Sylvan, Mich. Had 

2039 + Franklin, b near Chelsea, Mich, 11 Aug, 1847. Rem to Oroville, 

Cal, in 1853, and to Condon, Ore, in 1879. 

2040 Elmer, b 27 Nov, 1848, unm. 

2041 Alice, b 14 Nov, 1860. at Lovelock, Butte Co., Cal; m 21 Aug, 

1883, James M. Brown, of Dallas, Ore. He b in 1857. Rem 
to Condon in 1879. Had Edna, b 30 May 1884; Gladys, b 
4 Feb, 1891. 

2039 FRANKLIN, of Condon (^"^^DeWITT C), m 23 Nov, 
1889, Sadie, dau of William Smith, of Condon. Had 

2042 Myrtle, b 5 Jan, 1891 . 

2048 H. Clinton, b 23 Oct, 1893, d. y. 

2044 Ida E., b 19 Mar, 1895. 

2034 JAMES, of Chelsea f^'^^Elkanah P.), m 25 Sept, 1877, 
Iza Foster, of Chelsea, Mich. Had 

2045 William, b 29 July, 1878. 

2021 SENECA, ("^^Stephen), m Matilda, dau of John and 
Nancy (Cotton) Russell, of Buffalo, N. Y. She b at 
Buffalo, 1794; d at North East, Pa., 7 Mar, 1877. Had 

2046 + Ezra Pierce, b at North East, 7 Jan, 1816. Rem to Syracuse, 

N. Y., and d there of apoplexy, 1 Apl, 1896. 

He was named after Ezra Pierce, a prominent resident of 
Ontario Co. , N. Y. Mr. Downer became one of the best known 
citizens of Syracuse. He built, and was owner of the famous 
' ' Downer Block " of that city. He began life for himself at the 
age of fourteen and by his own efforts acquired a good degree 
of success in the business and political world of Central New 
York. After the dissolution of the old Whig party he became 
a Democrat and was called "the War Horse of the Onondaga 
Democracy." He was active as a leader and was intimately 
associated with the late Gov. Horatio Seymour and other 
prominent men of his party for more than fifty years. Sey- 
mour regarded him as one of his shrewdest advisers. Among 
his many personal friends were Gov. Tilden and Roscoe Conk- 
ling. Whenever the latter visited Syracuse he was always 
sure to hunt up his old friend Downer. Notwithstanding his 
great interest in public affairs, Mr. Downer held but one office, 
that of canal collector, in 1875 and '76. He served the State 
faithfully and his services were highly appreciated. 




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In the early seventies, when it was proposed to build a 
State Armory at Syracuse, and there was some difficulty in 
securing the necessary legislation, he and a Col. Richardson, 
were chosen to go to Albany on the matter. He entered the 
legislative hall, was recognized by the speaker, who, appointing 
a substitute, vacated his chair, and joined Mr. Downer. The 
result was that the desired bill became a law the following day. 

Ezra P. was a man of great force of character, sturdy and 
outspoken in his manner and very companionable. He made 
hosts of friends, to whom be was loyal. He had no disposition 
to truckle to people, or to dissemble. If he disliked a person, 
that person was sure to know it. He was a prominent Mason 
and Odd Fellow. His portrait is given on another page. 

:2047 Clara Matilda, b 9 Mar, 1818, She m 10 Dec, 1878, Ezra 
Pabody, and rem to Ripley, N. Y. ; no issue. He b at Leba- 
non, N. Y., 19 Nov, 1818, d at Ripley, 9 Sept, 1893. 

3048 Sarah Cotten, b 19 Apl, 1820; m 4 Mar, 1840, Amos Gould. He 
bat Onondaga Hill, N. Y., and d at North East, 9 Mar, 1875. 
Had William Warren, 21 Feb, 1841, d at Manasses, Va., 20 
May, 1897. 

-2-049 William Porter, b 1822. He m Elizabeth Hikok, of New 
Orleans, and d at Washington, 22 Aug, 1890; no issue. He 
was a physician. 

-2050 Almira, b 2 Feb, 1825; m 27 Apl, 1848, Russell A. White. He 
b at Cazenovia, N. Y., 22 Oct, 1811 ; d at North East, 11 Nov, 
1890. 

2051 Jennie S., b 1827; m Dr. John E. Wright, of Columbia, La. She 

d 1892. Had Ezra L. , who is a physician at Bosco, La. 

2052 Elijah Hedding, b 1829. Rem in 1859 to Oakland, Cal, and is 

now living there. 

2053 Maria, b 1831; d at Chicago, 21 May, 1869. She m Dr. Robert 

A. Chambers, of Curwinsville, Pa. Had Florence, 3 June, 
1859, who m Silas D. Parkinson in 1876 and rem to Broken 
Bow, Neb. 

,-2054 + James C, b 25 Sept, 1837. Rem to Lincoln, Neb. He was a 
soldier in the Civil War and participated in the following en- 
gagements: Wilson Creek, Mo. ; Fort Donaldson, and Shiloh, 
Tenn. ; Corinth; Champion Hills; Big Black, and siege ot 
Vicksburg, Miss; Mission Ridge; Kennesaw Mountain, and 
Atlanta, Ga. He was discharged 11 Sept, 1864. 

•3055 Mary, b 17 Mar, 1836; m 17 Apl, 1861, Dr. James L. Green, of 
North East. He b 13 Sept, 1836, in Brockport, N. Y. Had 
George A.. 21 May, 1871. 

3056 Seneca, b 1842 ; d 1876 at Syracuse, unm. 



186 

2046 EZRA PIERCE, of Syracuse (''"^'Seneca), m 1 Jan^ 
1839, Katherine, dau of Luke Killmore, of Syracuse, 
N. Y. Had 

2057 Frances A., b 20 Oct, 1839 ; m (1st) Oscar Palmer, of Syracuse, 

1859; m (2d) Warren L. Ross, of North East, Pa., 2 Nov, 
1868. By (1st) had Ezra D., 15 Apl, 1861; he was adopted by 
his g f , Ezra Pierce, By (2d) had William D., d. y. ; Harry 
W., 26 June, 1871 ; Katheryn, 27 Aug, 1873. 

2058 Ezra D., (adopted s.) 

2054 JAMES C, of Lincoln, Neb f "'^Seneca), m 25 Dec, 1866, 
Clara, dau of Edward B. Webb, of Rock City, 111. 
She b 28 June, 1848. Had 

2059+ William E., bat Freeport, 111, 5 Oct, 1867. Rem to Jewett 
City, Kan. 

2060 + Ezra, b 20 Jan, 1869. 

2061 Mabel, b 30 May, 1876. She m Feb, 1893, G. N. Kirby, of 

Jewett City, Kan. 

2059 WILLIAM E., of Jewett City C^JamesC), m 9 Jan, 

1889, Mary, dau of Henry Frick, of St. John, la. 
She b 24 Feb, 1869. Had 

2062 Essie, b 11 Oct, 1893. 

2063 , b 4 Mar, 1896. 

2060 EZRA ('"'-James C), m 12 May, 1891, Bird, dau of 

Simon Louis, of Alton, Kan. Had 

2064 Maud, b 1892. 

2065 Samuel E., b 1898. 

2022 DYER, of Port Huron, Mich (""Stephen), m in 1826, 
Mary Eleanor, dau of Francis Ruby, probably of Ben- 
nington, Vt. She d at Port Huron, 4 Nov, 1881. 
Had 

2066 Hester A., b 4 Dec, 1829; m in 1846, Frank Drummond, of 

France. 

2067 William, b 15 Dec, 1831. He left home when nineteen years- 

old, and was never heard from. 



187 

2068 Frank, b 17 July, 1835; d in 1889, by being drowned at Port 
Dalhousie, Ont. He m 13 July, 1861, Britannia Jex, of Port 
Huron. 

3069 Mary E., b 20 Mar, 1845; m 1 Nov, 1865, Richard Wolfe, of 
Port Huron. Had (i) Charlotte E., 31 Aug, 1866, m 13 Apl, 
1884, Fred W. Sherman, of Port Huron; (ii) Charles, 17 Sept, 
1868, d. y. ; (iii) Nettie, b 23 Sept, 1869; (iv) Harriet E., b 6 
June, 1871, m 5 Nov, 1896, Richard Bloodgood, of Marine City, 
Mich, and rem to Jackson, Mich; (v) Dora M., 17 Sept, 1888. 

2070 Lucy, b 29 Dec, 1850, d. y. 

2023 JOHN, of Sylvan, Mich ("^*Stephen), m (1st) Lovina, 
dau of Jacob Rice, of Manchester, N. Y., she d 12 
Sept, 1839; m (2d) about 1840, Wealthy Atwell, of 
Utica (widow). By first w had 

2071 Elizabeth, b 4 Apl, 1834. at Detroit; m 27 Apl, 1856, John D. 

Southworth, of Manchester, N. Y. He b at Lockport, N. Y., 
7 Mar, 1833; d at Shortsville, N. Y., 17 May, 1895. Had (i) 
Emma, 17 Aug, 1857, d. y. ; (ii) Charies, 15 Apl, 1861, m 8 
Apl, 1884, Emma Cross, and lives at Manchester; (in) Clara, 15 
Sept, 1869, m 31 Mar, 1897, Henry W. Knapp, and rem to Pal- 
myra, N. Y. 
2073 Jacob, b 9 Dec, 1837. He was a soldier from Michigan, in the 
Civil War, was captured and put in Libby Prison at Richmond; 
d 27 Dec, 1864, at Elmira, N. Y., from effects of his prison 
life, while returning to his home. He lies buried at Manches- 
ter ; was unm. 

2073 Myron Rice, b 7 Aug, 1839, at Ypsilanti, Mich. When seven 

years old he was adopted by his uncle, John Rand, and rem to 
Boston, Mass. He enlisted in the Civil War. Was sergeant 
of Company C, 16th Massachusetts; and lost a leg at Gettys- 
burg on July 3, 1863. He m Martha J. White, July 3, 1887, 
and lives at Medford, Mass; no issue. 

By second w had 

2074 De Witt, d. y. 

1754 AVERY, of Ellisburg, N. Y. C^'John), m (1st) Patt^ 
Allen, of Bennington, in 1799; m (2d) Electa, dau of 
Consider Mitchell, of Clinton, N. Y., Aug, 1816, she 
b 22 Feb, 1791, d 6 July, 1824; m (3d) Elizabeth 



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Mitchell, sister of Electa, Sept, 1825, she b 15 Feb, 
1797, d 19 Feb, 1890. By first w had 

2075 + Truman, b at Bennington, 10 Jan, 1801 ; d 25 July, 1887, at Erie, 

Pa. He was a well-known and much respected citizen of 
Erie, and was greatly interested in public affairs. Among bis 
personal friends were William H. Seward, whose age exactly 
corresponded with his own ; Henry Clay, whose autographic 
correspondence he cherished; Martin Van Buren, Preston 
King, Wright and other New York statesmen. 

As a business man in his early life Truman met with many 
discouragements. During the Chicago fire in 1871 he lost 
heavily, but with characteristic energy and perseverance he 
overcame all obstacles, and finally secured a competence. In 
1876 he formed a partnership with his son-in-law, Mr. Edwin 
J. Howard, and successfully engaged in the malting business 
at Erie. In social life Truman was hospitable to all, and freely 
used his fortune to promote the happiness of those about 
him. In February, 1886, his golden wedding was fitly observed 
by a large gathering of friends, some of whom came from a 
distance to be present. 

2076 + Hiram, b at Bennington. Rem to Geneva, Wis, and d there. 

2077 Mary, b 11 Dec, 1811; m Russell Salisbury, of Belleville. N. V 

She d at Erin, Tenn, 18 Oct, 1894. He b 23 Apl, 1805 ; d at 
Elkhom, Wis, 27 Mar, 1867. Had R. Avery, 21 June, 1832, 
rem to Arkansas; Martha S., 6 Sept, 1836; Sarah Annette, 
25 Mar, 1841; Mary E, 23 Feb, 1845; Barton V., 14 Sept, 
1848; R. Jennie, 5 July, 1852. 

By second w had 

2078 + Elon Rawson, b 1 June, 1817. Still living at EUisburg, N. Y. 

2079 Julia Ann, b 14 Feb, 1819; d 21 Sept, 1839. 

2080 + Emery Bissell, b 28 June, 1824. He m Margaret Hill Hunter in 

Macon Co., Mo., 17 Feb, 1872. 

By third w had 

2081 Celestine, b 30 Aug, 1839; d 22 Aug, 1840. 

2075 TRUMAN ("^* Avery), m (1st) in 1829, Remember Nye, 
of Skaneateles, N. Y., she d 1835; m (2d) Mary F. 
Smith, of Oswego, N. Y., Feb. 1836. By first w had 

2101 Martha A., b at Skaneateles, 30 July, 1831. Rem to Cleveland, 
O., in 1840; m Henry V. Bemis, 25 June, 1850. Had W. 
Frank, 2 May , 1852 ; Mary A. , 26 Apl, 1855; is now living at 
Los Angeles, Cal. 



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2102 CoRYDON E. , b at Skaneateles, Oct, 1834. Rem to Dead wood, 

Dak. He m May Neal, of Peoria, 111 ; no issue. 

By second w had 

2103 + Arthur Mott, b at Oswego, N. Y., 1836. Rem (1st) to Chicago ; 

(2d) to Dubuque, la. 

2104 + William S., b at Oswego, 1838. Rem to Erie, Pa. 

2105 Celestine M., b 16 Aug, 1849, at Cleveland; ra Erwin J. 

Howard, of Erie, Pa. ; no issue. 

2106 Henrietta Clay, b 1850. Resides at Erie, Pa., unm. 

2103 ARTHUR M., of Dubuque ('•"'Truman), m Anna Ray- 

mond, of Peoria, 111. Had 

2107 Mattie a. 

2108 Charles R. 

2109 Cora. 

2110 Florence. 

2104 WILLIAM S., of Erie ('"'^Truman), m Katie Burner. 

Had, all b at Erie, Pa. 

2111 Avery T, 

2112 M. Celeste. 

2113 Fannies. 

2076 HIRAM, of Geneva (""Avery), m Julia Ann, . Had 

2114 George, d . 

2115 Mary. 

2116 Louisa, b ; m Dr. J. B. Wade. Rem to Fondulac, Wis. 

2117 William. Rem to Richmond, 111. 

2078 ELON R., of Ellisburg, N. Y. (""Avery), m (1st) 
Harriet, dau of Peris Main, of Adams, N. Y., Sept, 
1839; m (2d) Maria Hills, of Mexico, N. Y., in Mar, 
1846, she b 30 Sept, 1816, d 22 July, 1851; m (3d) 
Mary Ann, dau of William Dailey, of Ellisburg, 30 
Oct, 1851, she b 24 Mar, 1824. By first w had 

2118 + Andrew J., b 27 June, 1842. He was a soldier in the late war 
for the Union. 



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By second w had 



■2119 Mary Elizabeth, b2 Dec, 1850; m John Q. Lee, of EUisburg. 
15 June, 1870. Had Andrew E. , 2 Mar, 1872 ; Alma M. , 6 Aug, 
1873; Alonzo J., 13 Nov, 1881 ; Manford C, 24 Aug, 1883. 

By third w had 

2120 + William Rawson, b 29 Mar, 1854. 

2121 Elfxta Ann, b 28 Apl, 1858. (The author of this work is in- 

debted to her for assistance in collecting notes of this branch 
of the Downers. 

2122 Hattie Adell, b 28 Oct, 1863. 

2118 ANDREW J., of EUisburg f»^»Elon R.), m Ursula, dau 
of Barnett Hicks, of EUisburg. She d 1886. Had 

2123 + Frank Elon, b July, 1870. 

2124 Earl Barnett, b 1881 ; d 1892. 

2123 FRANK E., of EUisburg P"«Andrew J.), m Minnie Nut- 
ting, of Henderson, N. Y., 10 July, 1893. Had 

2125 Rena Ursula, b May, 1893. 

2126 Earl Barnett, b Oct, 1894. 

2120 WILLIAM R. ('"«Elon R.), m Emma P., dau of James 
E. Page, of Adams, N. Y., 1 Dec^ 1874. Had 

2127 JuRRiE Elon, b 29 Jan, 1877. He m 14 Mar, 1897, Maud A. , dau 

of John and Harriet (Lane) Matthews. 

2128 Harley James, b 29 June, 1886. 

2080 EMERY B. ("^* Avery), m Harriet Ralph, of Pamelia, 
N. Y., Jan, 1849. Had 

2129 Avery. 

2130 Arthur. 

2131 Harriet, b ; m (1st) Thomas Owens; (2d) George W. 

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DOWNER'S GROVE (111.) BRANCH- 



2132 PIERCE DOWNER,* of Downer's Grove, 111 f-^Elisha, 
^^^Stephen), was b 25 July, 1782. 

He rem (1st) to Marcy, Oneida Co, N. Y.,; (2d) to Rut- 
land, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and in May, 1833, to Downer's 
Grove, 111, of which place he was a first settler. The place 
was named in his honor. He was an agriculturist of an 
advanced tjrpe; a man of broad education and liberal prin- 
ciples, and had one of the largest libraries of any citizen of 
the Northwest. "While well posted on all public questions he 
refused to be a candidate for any political office, but he was 
usually called upon to act as referee in questions of equity 
among the early settlers. He d at Downer's Grove, 26 Mar, 
1863. He m in 1808 Lucy Ann Wilson, widow of Stephen 
Ellis of Ellisburg, N. Y. She b 12 June, 1784. in Windsor Co., 
Vt., and d at Downer's Grove 25 Mar, 1863, the day preceding 
her husband's death. 

Had all b at Rutland, N. Y. 

2133 + George Dorrance, b 28 Sept, 1809. Rem to St. Charles, III, d 

at Downer's Grove, Apl, 1893. 

2134 + Steven Ellis (twin with George D.) Rem to Chicago in 1831, 

where he was employed by the Government on the first light 

house built there. Later rem to Harrisonville, Camden Co. , 

Mo., and d there 30 June. 1884. 
2185 Adeline, b 27 Sept. 1812. Rem to Downer's Grove in Oct. 1834; 

m Garey E. Smith and rem to San Diego, Cal. and d without 

issue 11 July, 1880. 
2136 James, b 10 June 1818, d. y. 
3137 Maria, b 6 Aug. 1820. d. y. 
2138 4- Elon Ellis, b 17 Mar, 1827. Still living at Downer's Grove^ 

(1900). 

*His identity is fixed beyond a doubt by the statement of Timothy Downer, of 
Wayne, Mich, that he was a cousin of his (Timothy's) father, and also indirectly the 
fact that his cousin, Avery Downer, settled at Ellisburg, N. Y., near Rutland, where 
•he (Pierce) located. 



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2133 GEORGE DORRANCE, of St. Charles f"Tierce), m 

25 June, 183G, at Utica, N. Y., Lucina G., dau of 
Henry S. Bulkeley, of Fairfield, Ct. She b 11 June, 
1818; d at Batavia, 111, 1 Apl, 1864. Had 

2139 Henry Pierce, b 15 May, 1837. Rem to Chicago. 

2140 George Orson, b 16 May, 1840. Rem to Buffalo. 

2141 Martha Lucina, b 26 May, 1846. Lives at Aurora, 111. 

2142 + John D., b 26 Mar, 1848. Rem to Brush Hill, 111, and later to. 

Hinsdale, 111. 

2143 + Melville B., b 26 Dec, 1851, at St. Charles, 111. Rem (1st) to 

Aurora, 111; (2d) 24 May, 1858, to Downer's Grove, and (3d) ta 
Chicago, where he is a well-known publisher and the proprie- 
tor of The Union Publishing House, which is well and favor- 
ably known at the colleges and universities of the land. 

2142 JOHN D., of Hinsdale, 111 f '^George D.), m 10 Sept, 

1884, Rose Louisa, dau of James W. Deuel, of Cooper- 
ville, Mich. She b 26 Jan, 1861. Had 

Martha L., b 9 Jan, 1886. 

Rose E., b 5 Nov, 1888. 

Maria H., b 27 Sept, 1890. 

Melville B., b 2 July, 1895. 

Henry M. (twin), b 2 Feb, 1900. 

George O. (twin), b 2 Feb, 1900. 

2143 MELVILLE B., of Chicago f^^George D.), m 24 May, 

1883, Adelaide F., dau of Robert Summers, of Aurora^ 
111. Had, all b at Downer's Grove, 

2144 Martha A., b 17 July, 1884. 

2145 Helen F., b 13 Jan, 1887. 

Robert Bulkeley, b 26 Nov, 1894, d. y. 

2146 Gertrude Jane, b 30 Jan, 1896. 

2134 STEPHEN ELLIS, of Harrisonville, Mo. f'Tierce), 

m 9 July, 1835, at Napierville, 111, Amanda Tasker. 
She b 19 Nov, 1811, in Berkshire, Vt. She d 27 Dec, 
1864, at Beloit, Wis. Had 

2147 Lucy Ann, b 6 June, 1838; m 20 Nov, 1861, Henry Downer. 



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2148 Elon Ellis, b 1841 ; d about 1854. 

2149 Ellen Amanda, b 30 Nov, 1844; m in 1866, Jerome B, Hitch- 

cock. 

2150 + George Evans, b 1 Feb, 1847, at Beloit, Rock Co., 111. Rem to 

Downer's Grove in 1874. He is a veteran of the Civil War, 
having served in the 47th Vol Infantry, Wisconsin . 

2151 Jerome Stevens, b 28 Oct, 1850. Rem to Webers Falls, I. T. 

2152 Charles D., b 26 Aug, 1853, d. y. 

2150 GEORGE EVANS, of Beloit f^^Stephe^^^E.), m 27 
Mar, 1886, Catherine, dau of George Essex, of Cologne, 
Germany. Had 

2153 George Melville, b 1 Aug, 1887. 

2154 Pierce Aubrey, b 24 May, 1889. 

2155 Delia Marie, b 29 July, 1892. 

2156 Delos White, b 25 Oct, 1894. 

2138 ELON E., of Downer's Grove f "Tierce), m 5 May, 1859, 
Ellen M., dan of James Knox, of Warrenville. Had 

2157 Ada May, b 10 Feb, 1861; d 11 Nov, 1890; m Frank Lindlay, 

of Downer's Grove. Had Eva May, 26 May, 1884, d. y, ; Lucy 
Etta, 2 July, 1889. 

James Pierce, b , d 15 Aug, 1867. 

Lucy Ann, b , d. y. 

2158 James Pierce (2d), b 24 Nov, 1869, lives at Downer's Grove. 



POWNAL (VT.) BRANCH- 



2159 JOHN DOWNER, of Pownal, Vt., has the distinction 
ot having been the ancestor of a large line of de- 
scendants, and it is a matter of much regret that no 
reliable account can be had of him. He was born 25 
Oct, 1744, but where, is not known — perhaps New 
York City. He d at Pownal, 10 Dec, 1815, in his sev- 
enty-second year. He is said to have come from 
Schenectady, N. Y., to Pownal about 1763. The 
name of his father is unknown, but is surmised to 
have been William, from the fact that his eldest s was 
so named. In consequence of the importance of this 
branch of the Downers, the following rather confused 
traditionary accounts of John Downer are given: 

Mrs. Celinda (Downer) Knox, dau of Aimer L., of Shasta, 
Cal, writes that her father always stated that his ancestors 
were of English origin, and there was no doubt of it. 

Mr. Luke W. Downer, of Peterboro, N. Y., the oldest liv- 
ing member of this branch, states that tradition takes his 
ancestors back to five brothers, who went from Germany with 
the Prince of Orange. They fought with him at the battle of 
the Boyne in Ireland, where they remained and settled. John 
above came from Ireland with a brother to this country. John 
located at Pownal, and the brother "went further East." 

i\Ir. Silas T. Downer, of Appleton City, Mo. , states that 
his father, William, always said that John was a German, 
and talked broken English. 

Mrs. Harriet (Downer) Hatch, of Cazenovia, N. Y., says 
that a William Downer, born about 1710, went from England 
to Londonderry, Ireland; thence he came to New Amster- 
dam, and m Amy Goff, from Holland. They had three child- 
ren — John, Molly and Sally. Molly m a Ritchie and had a 
son, Andrew, who died in 1818, leaving children. Molly d by 
being scalded when but two years old. 

Another account current in this branch (furnished by Mr. 

Abner P. Downer, of Chicago), is that two brothers, names 

unknown, lived in England, took sides with Charles I. against 

Cromwell, fought at Culloden, were defeated, escaped to 

; Londonderry, whence they came to Maryland. 

The late Rev. William B. Downer, of Cazenovia, is authority 
for the following: "William Goff, a wealthy bachelor in Mary- 



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land, left a large estate by will to his sister, who had m 
a Downer (first name not known), and to her children, John 
and Molly. The latter m a Ritchie. For some reason, the 
children never came into possession of the property." 

The Rev. War experience of John Downer, as sent 
by his g s, Mr. Abner P. Downer, is as follows: In company 
with his father-in-law (Dr. Dunham) and brother-in-law 
(Benjamin Morgan), he took part in the battle of Benn- 
ington in 1777, and achieved considerable local reputation. 
He was a skillful marksman. After the battle, one of the 
Tory prisoners escaped from his guards. John was called, 
and the Tory, knowing his skill with his rifle, got down behind 
a stone wall and attempted to draw John's fire by placing his 
hat on top of the wall. John promptly put a bullet through 
the hat, and the man ran for his life and escaped to Canada. 
In after years, his s John, traveling through Canada, met the 
same man, who, hearing him called "John Downer," made 
himself known, and showed him the hat, which he had pre- 
served. 

John Downer m at Pownal, Lydia, dau of Dr. Obadiah 
Dunham,* of Pownal. She was b at Hebron, Ct., 8 Nov, 1757, 
and d at Pownal, 1 Oct, 1815. 

Had, all b at Pownal, 

2160 + William, b 4 Aug, 1773. Rem (1st) in 1815 to Smithfield, Madi- 

son Co., N. Y. ; (2d) in Aug, 1844, to Groveland, Mich; (3d) in 
1845, to Pontiac, Mich, and d at Brandon, Mich, 5 Nov, 1859, 
at the home of his dau, Mrs. Calista Mclntyre. 

2161 + Obadiah L., b 7 Sept, 1774. Rem (1st) to Western New York, 

and later to Lloyds, Ulster Co., N. Y., where he d in 1815. 

2162 Amy, b 23 Mar, 1776; d at Bennington, 8 Feb, 1840; m John 

Austin, of Bennington. He b at Canterbury, Ct.. 9 Nov, 1772. 
Rem to Bennington in 1789, and d at Walloomsac, N. Y., 16 
Apl, 1858. Had, all b at Bennington, (i) Betsey, 4 Dec, 1799, 
m Richard Carpenter, of Bennington, and d there 23 Aug, 
1862; (II) Caleb, 25 Feb, 1803, d at Walloomsac, N. Y., 25 Jan, 
1879, he m (1st) 8 June, 1842, Cehnda Henry, of Bennington, 
she b 1 Aug, 1820, d 11 Sept, 1844, m (2d) 6 Aug, 1851, Amelia 
O. Rattoone, she b 14 July, 1819, d 31 Oct, 1893. 



*Dr. Dunham was prominent in the civil and military affairs of Vermont. He was 
present at the first town meeting held in Pownal, 8 Mar, 1763. Was a delegate from 
the town at an adjourned session, held at Dorset, 25 Sept, 1776, held for the purpose of 
forming Vermont into a State. Was also a member of a committee wnich cove- 
nanted to furnish troops " for the defense of the liberties of the United States." Also 
a member of a committee, whose duty it was to fix fines on delinquent members of 
the militia (see vol. I, Council of Safety, &c., Vermont). Was justice of the peace at 
Pownal for twenty years. He served as a private for various terms in the Rev. War, 
and took part in the battle of Bennington in 1777. He also Served in the State militia 
at various times during the War, and was for twenty years justice of the peace at 
Bennington (see vol. I., Vermont Gazetteer). 



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(Children of Caleb Austin by first w were: James 
Henry, 4 July, 1843; Celinda Henry, 7 Aug, 1844, d 
16 Dec, 1873, m 17 Apl, 1866, Robert C. Manley. 
Children by second w were: Thomas Rattoone, 9 
Oct, 1854, m Edna C. Merchant, 11 Feb, 1885, and 
has a son, Herbert M., 9 Nov, 1893; Caleb Downer, 
10 July, 1856, m 14 Oct, 1896, Joanna Hinsdale Robin- 
son, of Bennington, he is assistant to the general 
manager of the National Express Company and 
lives at Elizabeth, N. J.) 

(Ill) Lorenzo Dow, 18 Apl, 1805, d 1 Apl, 1877; (iv) Amy, 6 
Feb, 1807, m Jabez Dunham, of Bennington, and d 6 May, 
1881; (V) Samantha, 9 July, 1810, m Rev. Fisk Harmon, of 
Bennington, and d Hebron, N. Y., 5 May, 1851. 

3163 + John, b 35 Dec, 1777. Rem (1st) to Peterboro, N. Y., 

and later to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he d 3 June, 
1850, and lies buried in Greenwood Cemetery. He 
was Republican nominee for sheriff of Madison Co., N. Y., in 
1831, and in advocating his nomination the Cazenovia Pilot 
spoke of him as "the active, uniform and energetic John 
Downer." 

3164 + Joel, b 9 Nov, 1780. Rem to Peterboro, N. Y., in 1803 and d at 

Fenner, N. Y., 33 May, 1865. 
2165 Sarah (Sally), b 13 Nov, 1783; m Ichabod Prosser and rem to 
Sullivan, Madison Co., N. Y. Had Abner, Lucinda, Maria, 
Betsey, Calvin, Angeline, Ichabod, John, Lydia, Luther, 
Aurilla, Rachel, Fidelia. Many of her descendants are still 
living in Sullivan. 

3166 Lydia, b 17 Apl, 1786; d in 1861. She m Dr. Thomas Bannis- 

ter, of Pownal Centre. Had Thomas, 1814, d 1839; Susan, 
1815; Charles, 1817; Lyman; Lucy, 1830. d 1880; Almena, 
1833. 

3167 Mary (Polly), b 9 May, 1789; m Timothy Belknap. Rem to 

Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y. ; no issue. 
2168 Lucy, b 33 Mar, 1791; m John Hunt and rem (1st) to Clarence, 
N. Y. ; (3d) to Northern Ohio, and d there. Had Ezekiel. 
Lydia, Adney, Aimer, John, Abemal, Jonathan, Martha, 
Joseph. 

3169 + Abner Patridge, b 33 Mar, 1793. Rem to Chittenango, N. Y., 
about 1815, and d there 28 Sept, 1856. He was a prominent 
man in Madison Co. As a contractor he built a large part of 
the Erie and Champlain canals, having the contract covering 
the portion of the latter from Whitehall to beyond Fort 
Edward, N. Y. He also built the first section of the Croton, 
N . Y. , aqueduct, and also the James River canal in Virginia. 



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LYNDA (JOSSELYN) STRANAHAN DOWNKR (No. 2163). 
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JOHN DOWNER (No. 2163). 



THE NEW YORK 

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ABXER PATRIUGE DOWMER (No. 2169). 



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He was one of the original subscribers to the stock of the 
different sections of the N, Y. Central R, R., and was a 
stockholder in the company which built the first bridge over 
the Hudson at Albany. He was a founder and the first presi- 
dent of the Chittenango Bank. His portrait is given on 
another page. 

2160 WILLIAM, of Sinithfield, N. Y., and Pontiac, Mich 
("'^ohn), m 18 Nov, 1800, Charlotte, dau of Edward 
Richmond, of Hoosick, N. Y. , and Berkshire Co., 
Mass. She b 19 Dec, 1777; d 28 May, 1862, at Bran- 
don, Mich. Had, all b at Pownal except the four 
youngest, 

2170 Caroline Matilda, b 14 June, 1803; d at Milwaukee, Wis, 19 

Jan, 1891 ; m 1 Jan, 1822, Jeremiah Kelly, of Smithfield, Madi- 
son Co., N. Y., and rem to Milwaukee 18 Sept, 1846. He b in 
N. Y. City 29 Mar, 1798; d in Sept, 1863, at Winona, Minn. 
Had (I) Elizabeth B., 6 Nov, 1822, at Smithfield, N. Y., d 15 
June, 1855, in Rice Co., Minn, m (1st) Nelson Chapin in 1838 
at Smithfield, m (2d) Jesse Carr in Nov, 1853, at Milwaukee ; 
(ii) Nathaniel, 1824, d in 1832 by drowning; (iii) Emmon, 11 
Nov, 1826, d in Soldiers' Home, Milwaukee, 9 June, 1896, m 
1 Jan, 1849, Olive Vanderpoel, at Waterloo, Wis; (iv) 
William A., 18 Nov, 1828, m (1st) Fannie Maria Feister, 10 
May, 1857, m (2d) Sarah J. Ruffcorn (widow), 19 May, 1897, 
at RawHns, Wyo; (v) Mary J., 12 Sept, 1830, d 27 Feb, 1849, 
at Milwaukee; (vi) a dau, d. y. ; (vii) Helen Maria, 21 Oct, 
1834, at Volney, N. Y., m 2 Apl, 1854, Charles H. Warner, of 
Milwaukee, he b at Oswego, 7 Oct, 1832, d Milwaukee, 30 May, 
1898; (viii) Dean Swift, 8 Jan, 1836, m 8 Jan, 1862, Adelia 
Holden; (ix) Harvey. 1838, d. y.; (x) Regina L., 1840, d. y. ; 
(XI) Harriet A., 11 Nov, 1842, at Hinmanville, N. Y., d in 
Milwaukee, 29 Oct, 1846. 

2171 George Richmond, b 13 Sept, 1804; d 23 Feb, 1822, by being 

kicked by a horse. 

2172 SoPHRONiA, b 18 July, 1806; d 16 Dec, 1888; m 1 June, 1834, 

Elliot Crissey, and rem to Michigan. Had Sarah, 1836; 
William, 1837; John, 1839; Whitnell, 1843; Lorain, 1849. 

2173 Elizabeth (Betsey), b 23 Apl, 1808; m 8 Nov, 1829, her cousin, 

William D. Richmond, and d 15 Mar, 1864, at Groveland, 
Mich. Husband b at Riga, N. Y., 5 Dec, 1808; d 7 Mar, 1881. 
Had (I) Candace C, 28 Aug, 1831, m (1st) 2 Apl, 1854, Wil- 



198 

Ham H. McGinnis, Jr., at Groveland, he was a soldier in the 
Civil War, and honorably discharged in 1865, he d 11 Dec, 
1867, m (2d) 1 May, 1870, Taylor H. Stewart, of Brandon, he 
d 5 Jan, 1884; (ii) George William, 16 Mar, 1834, m Ada J. 
Cole; (III) Benjamin T., 7 July, 1837, at Groveland, m (1st) 
Mary Howell, m (2d) Alice A. Dewey; (iv) Adorah, 2 Oct, 
1849, d. y. 

2174 Lydia Maria, b 11 Sept, 1809; m 15 Aug, 1837, Joseph W. Hale, 

of Smithfield, N. Y., and rem in Nov, 1842, to Union, Rock 
Co., Wis, and in 1854 to Plover. Wis. Husband d 29 Apl, 
1876. Had George W., 28 May, 1838, d 24 Sept, 1862; Har- 
riet S., 25 Dec, 1839, m M. Poole; Candace M., 7 May, 1841, 
m Wm. H. Grover; Mary E., 17 Mar, 1843, m J. J. Smith; 
Scott B., 26 Feb, 1846, d 7 Feb, 1857; Downer J., 20 July, 1848. 

2175 Harriet B., b 20 July, 1811; d at Omro, Wis., 26 May, 1872; m 

1 Mar, 1834, John D. Holden. He b in New York State, 
4 Apl, 1816; d 9 Oct, 1874, at Omro. Had (i) Delia Sara, 26 
May, 1837, m 8 Jan, 1862, Dean S. Kelly, of Milwaukee, rem 
to Kansas City and d there 17 Apl, 1896, had dau Edith D. , b 
at La Cygne, Kan, 1 May, 1873, m William E. Glenn, of 
Kansas City, 16 Nov, 1899; (ii) Robert Bruce, 31 July, 1838, m 
12 Oct, 1870, Gertrude Schaffer, of Omro, and d there 5 Dec, 
1877; (III) CHnton W., 20 Aug, 1840, d unm 9 Oct, 1864; (iv) 
James D., 10 Nov, 1846, m 1 Sept, 1880, Beatrice W. Huggins, 
of Emporia, and lives there. 

2176 + Thomas Richmond, b at Smithfield, N. Y., 29 Aug, 1815; d 

1862. Rem to Groveland, Mich, in 1849, was a soldier in the 
Civil war, and d at Camp Denison Hospital, near Cincinnati, 2 
Aug, 1862. 

2177 Calesta, b 4 Sept, 1817, at Smithfield N. Y. ; d at Ortonville, 

Mich, 14 Mar, 1890; m 8 Nov, 1835, Samuel S. Mclntire, and 
rem in 1835 to Fulton, N. Y. Husband b at New Lebanon, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., 4 Nov, 1812, and is still living (1899) at 
Ortonville. Had John D., 5 Oct, 1837, m 19 Nov, 1866, Mary 
Etta Phillips, of Springfield, Mich, and rem to Ortonville, 
Mich; Peter, 18 May, 1839, m 13 Sept, 1866, Arvilla Walter, 
of Ortonville, and lives at Ortonville ; Charlotte, 26 Sept, 1841, 
m 10 May, 1863, Anderson Barbour, of West Bloomfield, Mich, 
and rem to Gaylord, Mich. Husband was b 6 Feb, 1841. 

2178 Candace Lovina (twin), b 4 Sept, 1817; d at Waterloo, la., 14 

Dec, 1888; m (1st) 24 May, 1836, Darias P. Colvin, he d 14 
Oct, 1855; m (2d) 26 Mar. 1859, Rev. Asa Warren, he d at 
Waterloo, 19 Sept. 1886. By first husband had (i) Charlotte 
L., 9 June, 1839, m (1st) 23 July, 1854. George S. Williams, of 



199 

Rochester, N. Y. , he was a soldier, and was killed at an early- 
time in the Civil War, she m (2d) 1 June, 1862, Hubbard 
Field, of Milwaukee, and rem to San Francisco; (ii) Loraine 
C, 25 Nov, 1841, m 1 Dec, 1861, Dennis A. Kennedy, b at 
Wicklow, Ireland, 1 Jan, 1833, and came to America in 1861 ; 
and three others who d. y. 

2179 + William Harrison, b 20 Jan, 1820. Rem in 1848 to Lisbon, 

Wis, and d at Neosho, Wis, 31 Oct, 1892. He enlisted in 
Mar, 1865, in the 52d Wisconsin for the defense of the Union. 

2180 + Benjamin Throop. b 16 Jan, 1822. Rem in Apl, 1844, to Grove- 

land, Oakland Co, Mich., aijd d there 14 July, 1854, by being 
murdered. 

(Also two others d. y.) 

2176 THOMAS R., of Groveland, Mich, f^^" William), m 3 
Nov, 1839, Mary Ann, dau of William Gilbert, of 
Oneida, N. Y. She b 1818; d at Sioux Falls, S. D., 
5 Jan, 1894. Had 

2181 Wells D., b 22 Sept, 1845; m Mary Nixtorph, of Oneida, N. Y. 

Rem to Vernon, N. Y. 

2182 4- Aener p., b 13 Feb, 1848. Rem to Rewey, Wis. 

2183 George O., b 17 Feb, 1850; m 16 Sept, 1882, Melvina A. Jack- 

son, b at Watrousville, Mich, 24 Sept, 1854. Had one s, 
Herbert J., b 24 Oct, 1887. Rem in 1886 to Williamsburg. 
Mich. 

2184 + Silas W.. b 27 Nov, 1852. Rem to Williamsburg in 1885. 

2185 + Arthur D., b 27 Mar, 1857. Rem to Prestel, Mich. 

2186 + William, b 20 Jan, 1861. Rem to Butterfield, Missaukee Co. , 

Mich. 

(First three b at Clockville, last three at Groveland.) 



2182 ABNER P., of Rewey, Wis f"«Thomas R.), m Frances 
Ann, dau of David Smith, of Frankford, Dak; b at 
Highland, Wis, 23 Aug, 1872. Had, b at Frankford, 

2187 Herman, b 30 July, 1890. 

2188 Worth, b 26 July, 1894. 



200 

2184 SILAS, of Williamsburg, Mich ("'^Thomas R.), m 1 

Jan, 1875, Prudence, dau of Wm. N. Holmes, of Gen- 
essee Co., Mich. She b at Granby, N. Y., 16 Apl, 
1885. Had 

2189 Ira G., b 18 Nov, 1875, at Richfield, Mich. 

2190 Wells, b 10 Sept, 1877, at Richfield, Mich. 

2191 Ernest J., b 19 July, 1878, at Richfield, Mich. 

2192 Elmer C, b 24 July, 1886, at Kasson, Mich. 

2193 Eugene A. , b 14 Apl, 1890, at Kasson, Mich. 

2194 Harry E., b 6 Nov, 1892, at Kasson, Mich. 

2185 ARTHUR D., of Prestel, Mich ('"^Thomas R.), m 15 

Oct, 1881, Edith A., dau of Joseph J. Stratton, of 
Tuscola Co., Mich. She b 13 Feb, 1865. Had 

2201 Lea E., b 26 May, 1885. 

2202 Erving T., b 23 Aug, 1887. 

2203 Clyde J., b 20 Nov, 1889. 

2204 Lena E., b 21 Apl, 1892. 

2205 Ollie K. , b 26 May, 1894. 

2206 Myrtle J., b 14 Jan, 1897. 

Robert, b 10 June, 1899. 

2186 WILLIAM, of Butterfield, Mich (^^'^Thomas R.), m 

11 July, 1885, Ida L., dau of James H. Jackett, of 
Marshall, Mich. She b 10 Dec, 1863. Had 

Abner F., b 24 Aug, 1886. 

Ethel May, b 30 Oct, 1893. 

2179 WILLIAM H., of Lisbon, Wis ('^^WiUiam, of Pontiac), 

m 20 Apl, 1843, Lucinda B. Look, b 10 June 1824-, 
near Peterboro, N. Y. ; d at Seymour, Wis, 7 Dec, 1883. 
During her early life her home was near that of the 
Hon. Garret Smith, and she was a member of his 
Simday-school class. Had 

2207 Esther S., b 24 Apl, 1844; m 11 Sept, 1888, William Poole, of 

Junction City, Wis; d in Nov, 1897; no issue. 



201 

2208 + Silas T., b 10 Dec, 1848; m Alvira Snow, and rem to Appleton 

City, Mo., in 1883. 

2209 + George R., b 1 July, 1851, at Lisbon, Wis. Rem in 1873 to 

Seymour, Wis. 

2210 Emma M., b 26 May, 1853, at Neosho, Wis, and d 11 Oct, 1866. 

2211 Edward, b 28 Apl, 1855, d. y. 

2208 SILAS T., of Appleton City, Wis (^"'William H.), m 

10 Dec, 1881, Alvira, dau of Hale Snow, of Neosho, 
She b 25 Dec, 1858. Had 

2212 George, b . Rem to Dayton, Wash. 

2213 Grace, b 20 Aug. 1882. 

2214 Andrew, b 18 Feb, 1884. 

2215 Byron, b 4 Apl, 1886. 

2216 Ethel M., b 31 Dec, 1890. 

2217 Earnest, b 5 Dec, 1892. 

2209 GEORGE R., of Lisbon, Wis f"»William H.), m 18 

Sept, 1877, Ida M., dau of P. M. Brooks, of Seymour. 
She b at Waterloo, Wis, 16 June, 1858. Had 

2218 William, R., b 1 Aug, 1878. 

2219 Arthur G., b 15 Sept, 1879. 

2180 BENJAMIN T., of Groveland, Mich C^i*" William), m 
28 Feb, 1844, Eugene M., dau of Elisha Hall, of Man- 
lius, N. Y. She b 21 Apl, 1822, and is living at 
Syracuse (1898). After death of husband she rem in 
1855, with her family, to Camillus, N, Y. Had 

2220 Harriet M., b 1 Feb, 1845. 

2221 Calista E., b 24 Dec, 1846; m 20 Aug, 1873, John M. Duff, of 

Camillus. He b at Cortland, N. Y., 15 Sept, 1848. Had 
Clayton H., 10 June, 1881. 

2222 Huldah T., b 30 Dec, 1848; d 5 Dec, 1868. 

2223 James A., b 9 Oct, 1850. Rem to Binghamton in 1883, since 

which all trace of him lost . 

2224 Hiram S., b 25 Oct, 1852, d. y. 

2225 George F., b 1 Feb, 1855; m 11 Dec, 1879, Anna Paddock, of 

Memphis, N. Y. Rem to Wolcott, N. Y. Had Flora E.^ 
2 Sept, 1882. 



202 

2161 OBEDIAH L. (•'^='John), came from western part of 
New York State, to Loyds, Ulster Co., N. Y., and d 
there in 1815. Hem Rachel Yelverton, of New Paltz. 
She b 7 Oct, 1786 ; d Oct, 1868. Had, all b at Loyds, 

2226 + John J., b 18 Mar, 1806; d 4 July, 1864. Rem to New Hamburg. 

2227 + Ambrose C. , b 11 June, 1807. Rem to New Hamburg in 1872, 

and Loyds, N. Y., and d there — Mar, 1886, or Feb, 1887. 

2228 + Rachel (probably Elizabeth). Rem to New Paltz, and d 

there 1863. 

2229 Catherine, b ; m Philip Ruger. Rem to Rosendale, N. Y. ; 

d about 1875. 

2230 Obediah A., b about 1815; d Nov, 1890. 

2226 JOHN J., of New Hamburg (^'"Obediah), m (1st) Han- 
nah, dau of John Palmatier, of Loyds, 4 July, 1834, 
she b 18 June, 1810, d 4 Oct, 1849 ; m (2d) Eliza Ann, 
dau of Phillip Bennett, of Loyds. By first w had 

2231 George W,, d. y. 

2232 Phebe Ann, d. y. 

2233 Mary Ellen, d. y. 

2234 + Edgar J., b 14 July, 1836. Rem to New York, and later to 

Orange, N. J. 

2235 Phebe E.. b 28 Nov, 1838; m Ira H. Ralyea, of Highlands. 

Rem to Poughkeepsie. He b 29 Oct, 1834. Had Herman, 30 
Aug, 1857; Maurice M., 17 Dec, 1859; Minnie E., 6 Aug, 1863; 
Lealine A., 13 Sept. 1861, d. y. 

2236 + Almer, b 5 Aug, 1841 . Rem to Hoboken, N.J. 

2237 + Abner Partridge, b 29 May, 1845. Rem to New York and later 

to Rutherford, N. J. 

2238 4- Lebanaugh, 30 Aug, 1849. Rem to Hoboken, N. J. 

By second w had 

2239 LiNDSEY, b 3 Jan, 1851. Rem to Poughkeepsie. 

2240 John William, b 10 Feb, 1853. Rem to Pauldings, Dutchess Co., 

N. Y. Is a lawyer. 

2241 

2242 



203 

2227 AMBROSE C. , of New Hamburg, N. Y. (^'^'Obediah L. ), 
m 24 July, 1827, Catherine, dau of Robinson Nye, of 
New Platz. She b 22 Dec, 1810; d 27 July, 1865. 
Had, all b at Loyds, 

2243 Charles B., b 20 Sept, 1828. Was a sailor, and lives at 

Milton, N. Y. 

2244 Henry Nelson, b 11 May, 1830. He m Elmira Burdell, and 

rem to Union Comers and Highlands, 

2245 Mary Susan, b 29 Mar, 1832, d. y. 

S246 Susan B., b 4 July, 1833, d. y. 

3247 Catherine Adeline, b 30 Apl, 1835. She m Orrin Kelly, and 
rem to Poughkeepsie and later to Newburg. N. Y. Had s 
Ernest; lives at Newburg. 

2248 Phebe Ann, b 11 Sept, 1837, d. y. 

3249 Amy Eliza, b 15 Feb, 1839. 

•2250 Elmira (called Amy), b 23 Aug, 1840; d 30 Mar, 1858. She m 
Alex. Saxton, of Loyds. 

.2251 + Richard C, b 10 Aug, 1842. Rem to Alliance, Surry Co., Va., 
in Dec, 1868. 

'2252 Benjamin Jarvis, b 23 May, 1844. He m Julia A. De Graw, and 
lives at Loyds. 

2253 + Obediah L., b 1 Apl, 1846. Rem to Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

2254 Mary Louisa, b 1 Oct, 1847, d. y. 

2255 Juliet C, b 15 Sept, 1849; m John Denike, of Low Point, N. Y. 

2256 + Meltiah Nye, b 21 Apl, 1852. Rem to Marlborough, N. Y. 

2251 RICHARD C. (''" Ambrose C), m 28 May, 1866, Susan- 
nah, dau William N. Thompson, of Alliance, Va. 
She b , 1836. Had 

2257 William, b 4 June, 1871, d. y. 

2253 OBEDIAH L., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. f^"Ambrose C), 
m Amanda, dau of Daniel Ogden, of Poughkeepsie. 
Had 

2258 Almer, d. y. 



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2256 MELTIAH N., of Marlborough (^^^^Ambrose C), m 19^ 
Dec, 1878, Bridget, dau of Patrick Hanighan, of Bally- 
bofy, Ireland. Had, all b at Marlborough, N, Y., 

2259 Edward J., b 11 Sept, 1879. 

2260 Robinson Nye, b 10 Dec, 1881. 

2261 Richard C, b 30 July, 1884. 

2262 John Allen, b 12 Dec, 1886. 

2263 James H. , b 19 June, 1889. 

2264 Joseph Meltiah, b 1 Sept, 1890. 

2234 EDGAR J., of New York and Orange, N. J. f ^«John J.), 
m ] Jan, 1859, Sarah E., dau of George Williams, of 
Jericho, L. I. Had, all b in New York, 

2265 + Victor E., b 20 Jan, 1860. Rem to Lyndhurst, N. J. 

2266 + John Almer, b 1 Aug, 1862. Rem to Hoboken, N. J. 

2267 Abraham, b 11 Nov, 1864, d. y. 

2268 + Abner, b 23 Apl, 1866. Lives at West Orange, N. J. 

2269 Frank M., b 11 Sept, 1868, d. y. 

2270 + Ira R. , b 26 Dec, 1870. Lives at Orange. 

2271 William Vierow, b 12 Jan, 1874; m 28 June, 1899, Lorena C, 

dau of Orrin L. Fake, of Rushville, N. Y. She b 24 July, 1869. 

2272 Everett H., bl Feb, 1877, d. y. 

2273 Louisa E., b 29 Dec, 1878; m Frank Wolf, of Orange, and has- 

s Edgar. 

2274 Grace J . , b 26 Apl, 1882. 

2236 ALMER, of Hoboken, f ^^John J.), m (1st) 25 Dec, 1865, 
Harriet J., dau of James Worden, of Highland, N. Y. 
She b 17 Sept, 1848, d in New York City, 7 Aug, 
1883; m (2d) 15 June, 1885, Georgia H., dau of Wil- 
liam E. Briggs, of Highland. By first w had 

2275 Ella, b 20 July, 1877; d 10 Jan, 1881. 
(Also five others ; all died in infancy. ) 

By second w had 

2276 Ida, b in New York City, 12 June, 1887.^ 

2277 Ralph, b 12 Nov, 1890. 



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2237 ABNER PARTRIDGE, of New York and Rutherford 
f^^«John J.), m 24 Dec, 1866, Catherine, dau of James 
Worden, of Highland, Orange Co., N. Y. Had 

2278 Bertha, b 6 Sept, 1868; d 15 July, 1886. 

2279 LiLLiE, b 24 July, 1870; d 3 May, 1876. 

2280 Charles Cook, b 27 Feb, 1872; d 4 Mar, 1876. 

2281 Hattie Elizabeth, b 18 Aug, 1874; d 21 Nov, 1874. 

2282 Clarence H., b 11 May, 1876. 

2283 Irwin A., b 29 May, 1878; d 8 Feb, 1880. 

2284 Jesse Emma, b 7 Mar, 1881. 

2285 Susan Vernon, b 5 June, 1884. 



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LEBANAUGH f^«John J.), m Sadie , dau of 

'2301 Almer, b 11 Jan, 1877. Enlisted In Spanish War and was at 
Porto Rico. 

Walter, d. y. 

Cora, d. y. 

2265 VICTOR E., of Lyndhurst, N. J. (^^'^Edgar J.), m 

Minnie, dau of WilHam F. Moulton, of New York 
City. She b 11 Apl, 1864. Had 

2302 Victor Moulton, b 22 June, 1884. 

2303 Lois A., b 28 June, 1885. 

2304 Frances E., b 8 Dec, 1886. 

2305 Edna J. (twin), b 19 Aug, 1888. 

2306 Elsie May (twin), b 19 Aug, 1888. 

2266 JOHN A. f^^^Edgar J.), m 24 Mar, 1887, Elizabeth, dau 

of Ballser Knickles, of Accord, N. Y. Had 

2307 Florence S., b 12 Aug, 1888. 

2308 Ethel L., b 31 Jan, 1891. 

2309 Edward J., b 12 Sept, 1893. 

2268 ABNER, of West Orange f "Edgar J.), m 26 Sept, 
1894, Leonora, dau of John Sickles. Had 

Elvin C, b 28 Apl, 1896. 

Gladys May, b 1 Sept, 1899. 



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2270 IRA, of Orange ("^^Edgar J.), m 22 Sept, 1890, Lillian, 
dau of William Stalker, of Orange. Had 

Chester S. 

Ira N. 

Ruth L. 

2163 JOHN, of Peterboro, N. Y. ('^'^^ohn, of Pownal), m 
(1st) Amy, dau of Abraham Finch, of Fenner, N, Y. , 
she b in 1789, at Fenner, d at Peterboro, 10 Mar, 
1817; m (2d) at Smithfield, N. Y. in 1818, Lynda, 
dau of Thomas Josselyn, of Sterling, Ct., and Butter- 
nuts, N. Y., and widow of Samuel Stranahan, of 
Peterboro, N. Y., she b at Sterling, 30 Oct, 1782, 
d at Brooklyn, N. Y., at the residence of her dau, 
Mrs. Burke, 21 July, 1871. 

She was one of the first members of the Strong Place 
Baptist Church, of Brooklyn, and was recognized by all who 
knew her, as a woman of a vigorous and well balanced mind, 
which enabled her to wield a strong influence over those about 
her. Her life was one of earnest piety and usefulness, and 
she d much beloved and honored. By her first husband, 
Samuel Stranahan, who d at Peterboro, 8 Sept, 1816, she had 
two children, James S. T. Stranahan, b 25 Apl, 1808, who 
became a well-known, prominent and wealthy citizen of 
Brooklyn, and d 3 Sept, 1898, at his summer home, at Saratoga ; 
and Mary Ann, b 6 June, 1810. 

By first w had 

2310 + Emmon, b 7 Sept, 1805. Rem (1st) in 1840, to Newark, N. J., 

and in 1849 returned to Peterboro, where he d 22 Dec, 1879. 

2311 + Almer Lawrence, b 17 May, 1807. Rem from Bristol, Pa., in 

1835 to Newark, N. J. On May 20, 1849, he went to Shasta, 
Cal, where he d 2 Mar, 1898. He was a pioneer settler at 
Shasta. 

2312 Louisa, b 8 May, 1810; d 15 Aug, 1898, at Sacramento, Cal. 

She m Adherbal Cran. He d in 1870; no issue. 

2313 + Abner John, b 16 July, 1812. He lived for a time in Newark, 

N. J., but went to California in 1849 and d at San Francisco, 
14 Aug, 1872. 



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2314 + Emer Wallace, b 8 Sept, 1814. He rem first to Rushville and 

Astoria, 111; second to Glassville, Mo., where he had a large 
farm. He d at San Bernardino, Cal., 28 Dec, 1887, to which 
place he had gone for the benefit of his health. 

2315 Amy F., b 25 Nov. 1816; d at Sacramento, 16 Dec, 1878; m (1st) 

Capt. Nelson Jarvis, b 16 May, 1816, d 5 Feb, 1854; m (2d) 
Richard Taylor (brother of proprietor of Taylor's Hotel, in 
Jersey City, N. J.), he d at Charleston, S. C, in 1865. No 
issue by either marriage. 

By second w had, all b at Peterboro, 

2316 Almena M., b 4 May, 1819; d at Utica, N. Y., 7 June, 1849; m 26 
Mar, 1839, Charles K. Hopkins, for many years postmaster at 
Utica. Had (i) William A., 16 Mar, 1840, was a brave 
officer in the Civil War and d at Milwaukee, 10 Sept, 1865; (ii) 
Pulchera, 17 Apl, 1841, d 8 Jan, 1890, at New Brighton, S. I. ; 
(III) Almena, 27 May, 1849, d 10 June, 1858. 

2318 Pulchera S., b at Peterboro, 12 Dec, 1820; d at Brooklyn, N. Y., 

29 Jan, 1896; m 4 Nov, 1852, at Brooklyn, Abram C. Burke, 
M. D., b at Albany, N. Y., 10 June, 1818; graduated from 
Union College, Schenectady, Class of 1838, of which he was 
valedictorian; studied medicine at Albany (N. Y. ) Medical 
College and was very successful as a practitioner in Brookljm ; 
d in Brooklyn, 15 Apl, 1880. Had (i) James Stranahan, 20 
Oct, 1853. m 6 Dec. 1882, Mary Sterling, dau of Philo C. Cal- 
houn, of New York City, and has one dau, Florence C . , b 23 
May 1884; (ii) Henrietta Feller, 3 Dec, 1857, d 28 Feb, 1860. 

2319 MiANDA N. , b at Peterboro, 6 Feb, 1823 ; d at East Avon, N. Y., 

5 May, 1897; m 28 May, 1848, Joseph Addison Dana. Had (i) 
Lynda H.. 22 May, 1849, d 15 Sept, 1867; (ii) William Edward, 
20 Feb, 1859. m 28 Feb. 1883, at Staten Island, N. Y., EHzabeth 
J., dau of Jacob H. Brumigin, had Joseph Addison, Jr., 18 
Jan, 1885, d 24 Aug, 1891. 

2310 EMMON, of Peterboro f^^^ohn), m 9 Feb, 1851, Martha 
Chaffee, b 19 June, 1833. Had, all b at Peterboro, 

2320 Emmona, b 18 Aug, 1853; m 18 Oct, 1876, Dr. W. J. Packwood, 

and rem to Buffalo, N. Y. Had Earl Surrey, 27 Nov, 1878. 

2321 Amy, b 14 Aug, 1854; d 28 Sept, 1866. 

2322 Stranahan, b 12 Feb, 1856. Lives at Buffalo. 

2323 Louise, b 10 Aug, 1858. Graduated from Buffalo Medical Col- 

lege in 1886. She practiced medicine in Buffalo for some 
years, but recently has established a sanitarium at Orchard 
Park, near that city. 



208 

2311 ALMER L., of Shasta, Cal (^'^'John), m at Pottsville, 
Pa., 20 July, 1830, Cyntha Ann, dau of Rev. James 
Thompson, of Deerfield, N, Y. She d 17 June, 1869, 
at Shasta, Cal. Had 

2324 James Wellington, b 10 July, 1836, d. y. 

2325 Celinda Myanda, b 12 July, 1838; m (1st) 12 Oct, 1854, at 

Shasta, Cal, Joseph Isaacs, he b 7 Sept, 1826, at Manchester, 
England, d at Shasta, 8 Oct, 1873; m (2d) 30 Dec, 1881 at 
Galway, N. Y., George R. Knox, he d 26 Aug, 1891. He was 
a lineal descendant of John Knox, the celebrated Scottish 
devine. By first husband had James Edward, 29 June, 1855 ; 
William Henry, 29 Dec, 1858, d. y.; Linnie Amelia, 20 Jan, 
1865, d 1879; Joseph Nelson, 5 Apl, 1867; Albert D., 29 
Sept, 1873, d. y. No issue by second m. 

2326 + John Almer, b at Newark, 7 Mar, 1840. Rem to Benecia, Cal. 

2327 Eugenia Kincaid, b at Newark, 25 Dec, 1847. Rem to Downie- 

ville, Cal, and is editor and publisher of the Downieville 
Messenger, and is unm. 

2328 + George Curtiss, b 28 May, 1849. Rem in 1880, to Igo, Cal, 

and in 1896 to Red Bluff, Cal. 

2326 JOHN ALMER, of Benicia, Cal (^^" Aimer L.), m (1st) 
12 June, 1863, Laura De Shields, at Red Bluff, Cal; 
m {2d) 2 May, 1872, Lida Bohanan. By first w had 

2329 John Joseph, b at Shasta, 20 Jan, 1865. 
By second w had 

2330 William Wellington, b at Benicia, 22 Mar, 1876. 

2331 Louis Chester, b 4 Apl, 1879. 

2328 GEORGE C, of Red Bluff, Cal (^^" Aimer L.), m 1 Nov, 
1892, Alice, dau of William R. Street, of Red Bluff, 
Cal. She b 1 Apl, 1865, at Napa City, Cal. Had 
Elton Curtiss, b 25 Oct, 1893. 

2313 ABNER J., of San Francisco, Cal ('^""John), m 15 May, 
1845, Mary M. Kinnie; d at San Francisco, 31 Jan, 
1882. Had 

2332 Mary Louise, bl845; d 1851. 

2333 Jennie Marion, b 1857. Lives at San Francisco, and is unm. 



209 

2314 EMER W., of San Bernardino, Cal (^^^^ohn), m 28 Aug, 
1838, Mary J., dau of Henry Klepper, of Rushville, 
111. She b 1 June, 1822, at Nashville, Tenn. Had, 
all b at Rushville except last, 

2334 Amy E., b — June, 1839, d. y. 

2335 + Abner J,, b 29 Jan, 1841. Lives at San Bernardino, Cal. 

2336 + Almer L., b Nov, 1842. Rem to Greenville, and later to Beau- 

mont, Tex. 

2337 + Emmon H., b at Astoria, 111, 14 Apl, 1845. Rem to Colorado 

Springs. 

2338 Louisa J-, b at Astoria, 111, 8 Mar, 1847. Rem to Chula Vista, 

Cal. m (1st) 25 May, 1862, at Alexandria, Mo., Charles A. 
Calkins, of Boston, Mass; m (2d) 6 Jan, 1874, at lola, Kan, 
Payne Browne, b 10 Sept, 1846, at Mt. Gilead, O. By first 
husband had Charles D., at Jersey City, N. J., 8 Apl, 1863. 
By second husband had Orva May, at Topeka, Kan, 23 Dec, 
1875; Nellie P., at Gunnison, Colo, 25 Dec, 1877; Forest P., 
6 Mar, 1882; Carrie L., 17 Nov, 1884; Harry A. T., at Chula 
Vista, 6 Dec, 1888. 

2339 + Emer W., b at Astoria, 111, 25 July, 1852. Rem to Fruita, and 

Grand Junction, Colo, in 1895. 

2340 + Nelson J., b at Astoria, 111, 13 Dec, 1854. Rem to Arroyo 

Grande, Cal. 

2341 Joseph Burke (twin), b 9 Feb, 1861, at St. Mary's, 111 ; d Oct, 1864. 

2342 Taylor J. (twin), b 9 Feb, 1861. at St. Mary's, 111. Rem to Color- 

ado Springs, Colo. He m Feb, 1895, Sadie E. Potter, of 
same place; no issue. 

2335 ABNER J., of San Bernardino, Cal ('''*Emer W.), m 
3 June, 1875, at Wilson, Kan, Ida, dau of William 
Swiggert. She b 31 Oct, 1859. Had 

2343 Gertrude M., b at lola. Kan, in 1876; m J. F. Goodwin, of San 

Bernardino. 

2344 Emma A., b at Glassville, Mo., 1878. 

2345 Charles Payne, b at Glassville, 1880. 

2346 Fred Abner, b at Glassville, 1882. 

2347 Mary Louise, b at San Bernardino, 1889. 



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2336 ALMER L., of Beaumont, Tex f'^Emer W.), m (1st) 

in Dec, 1869, at Macomb, 111, Jennie, dau of William 
Breeden, of Tennessee, 111; m (2d) in 1889, Rose 
Warner (widow), of Wisconsin. By first w had 

2348 Myrtle, b in 1873. She m Jacob and went to Chicago. 

Also two sons, d. y. 
(No issue by second w.) 

2337 EMMON H., of Colorado Springs (^^^^Emer W.), m 

2 July, 1870, Mary F., dau of Richard H. Fielding, of 
Plymouth, 111. She b at Griggsville, 111, 23 Dec, 
1846. Had 

2349 Ethbert Fielding, b 5 Apl, 1871, at Plymouth. He is a mu- 

sician of much promise . Is now in Berlin, Germany, study- 
ing with some of the most eminent pianists of Europe. His 
portrait is given elsewhere. 

Mary Louise, b 21 Sept, 1873, at St. Mary's. Ill; d 24 Sept. 1876. 

Grace, b 3 Nov, 1876, at lola, Kan; d 29 Dec, 1876. 

2350 Nellie V., b 9 Oct, 1881, at Colorado Springs; m 25 Dec, 1899, 

O. Clyde Black, of Colorado Springs. He b 13 Oct, 1875. 

2351 Clarence Leonard, b 2 Sept, 1883, at Kingston, Mo. 

2339 EMER W., Jr., of Grand Junction, Colo. (^^^^Emer W.), 

m 2 July, 1875, Sarah E., dau of John C. McPheeters, 
of Plymouth, 111. She b at Schuyler, 111, 12 Oct, 1855. 
Had 

2352 Nina E., b 7 Apl, 1876; m 26 Sept, 1896, Fred M. Sylvester. 

2353 Frank M., b 10 Aug, 1878. 
2854 Mamie E.. b 18 Oct, 1880. 

2355 Lena E., b 6 Oct, 1883. 

2356 Wilmer R., b 23 Oct, 1885. 

2357 Edgar N. , b 6 Nov, 1887. 

2358 Dora A., b 14 Nov, 1890. 

2359 EsTELLA, b 3 July, 1893, d. y. 

2360 Evangeline, b 15 June, 1895. 

2340 NELSON J., of Arroyo Grande, Cal (^^^*Emer W.), m 

June, 1886, at San Bernardino, Cal, Sadie, dau of 
John Goodwin. Had 

2361 Nadine, b 24 May, 1887. 

2362 Fred Caswell, b , 1893. 




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2164 JOEL, of Peterboro and Fenner, N. Y. f'^^^ohn, of 
Pownal, Vt.), m in June, 180G, Lovina, dau of Ste- 
phen Risley, of Smithfield, N. Y. She b at East 
Hartford, Ct., 7 Nov, 1785; d at Fenner, 17 Sept, 
1866. Her father was a Rev. War soldier. Had, all 
b at Fenner, 

2363 + Joel Gillette, b 8 Feb, 1807. Rem (1st) to Bridgeport, N. Y.; 

(2d) in 1847 to Oroville, Cal, and d there 23 May, 1867. 

2364 Lorenzo, b 1809, d. y. 

2865 Hiram, b 29 Aug, 1810; d 19 Apl, 1834, unm. 

^366 Harriet L., b — July, 1812; d in 1849. She m in Mar. 1831, 

Luther G. Woodworth, of Fenner. Had Hiram, 1836; Sarah, 

1840. 

2367 + William Bainbridge, b 12 Dec, 1815. Rem in Apl, 1863, to 

Cazenovia, and d there 24 Mar, 1895. He was ordained as a 
Baptist minister 25 Dec, 1840, at Three Mile Bay, N. Y., and 
became well known in literary and political circles in his 
section. He was a ready writer and speaker, and in addition 
to his work in preaching, delivered on various occasions ad- 
dresses of public interest. In politics he was a Republican, 
and took an active part in local affairs. He was a school 
commissioner, and held various other town offices. When the 
Civil War broke out he enlisted at Canastota, being one of the 
first to volunteer from the town of Fenner, but being rejected 
on account of his age he tried again at Hamilton, N. Y. , was 
accepted, and joined 25 Aug, 1862, Co. F, 157th Reg., N. Y. S. 
Vols. After serving six months was honorably discharged 
on account of physical disability. At the close of the war he 
was a founder of Knowlton Post, No. 160 G. A. R., at Cazen- 
ovia. 

2368 Mary E. (twin with Wm. B.), d at Cazenovia, 25 Feb, 1894. 

She m Lewis Johnson, of Fenner, 1 June, 1842, Had Rosalia, 
1845; William, 1853. 
2369 -h John D., b 10 Dec, 1818. Rem to Lemonweir, Juneau Co., 
Wis, and d there 1883. He m Sarah Orbin, in June, 1840. 

2370 -i- Luke W., b 18 Sept, 1820. Rem in 1848 to, and still lives at 

Smithfield, N. Y. 

2371 Cornelia, b July, 1823; m in 1851, Clinton L. Scoville. Rem to 

Syracuse, and d there Mar, 1895. Had Charles H., 1854; 
Frank, 1856; Emma C, 1858; William, 1862; Carrie E., 1866; 
Edwin L., 1867; last three d. y. 



212 

2363 JOEL GILLETTE, of Oroville, Cal C'"Joel, of Fen- 
ner), m 2 Mar, 1831, Sophronia, dau of Leaveritt H. 
Barnes, of Bridgeport, N. Y. She d 30 Nov, 1872. 
Had 

2372 Harriet S., b 21 Dec, 1831; m 26 Apl, 1855. Jared F. Cronch, 

of Vernon, N. Y. Rem to Atlanta, N. Y. He d there 2 June, 
1897. He enlisted 16 Aug, 1862, in the 119th N. Y. State 
Vols, was discharged the January following for disability, and 
never fully recovered. 

2373 Donna M., b 19 Feb, 1833; m Dr. Geo. W. Palmer, and rem to 

Kirkville, N. Y., and d there. 

2374 Mary L., b 5 Aug. 1835; m (1st) Sept, 1855, Horace Thomas, of 

Osan, N.Y. He was killed at the battle of Antietam; m (2d) 
Wm. Buss, and rem to Kirkville. Had two sons by first husband, 
and one, Harry, b 1866, by second husband. 

2375 Bertha C, b 25 Apl, ; d 3 Aug, 1868; m Dr. Geo. W. 

Palmer; husband of her deceased sister. Donna. 

2376 + Herman P., b . Rem to Oroville, Cal, in June, 1855. He 

was a soldier in the Civil War, was wounded at the battle of 
the Wilderness, taken prisoner, confined in a Southern prison 
and d from the effects of his wounds at Germantown, Cal, 
14 Mar, 1888. 

2377 Hiram K., b 3 July, 1846. Enlisted in the army in 1862, was 

wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, was captured, and d 
in a Southern prison, unm. 

2378 + Harwin A. (Hart), b 19 July, 1848, at Bridgeport, Madison Co., 

N. Y. 

2379 Hadley, b , d. y. 

2367 REV. WILLIAM B., of Cazenovia (""Joel), m 26 
Feb, 1839, Harriet L., dau of Alvin Fay, of Fenner. 
She b at Fenner, 22 Mar, 1822; d at Cazenovia, 29 
Nov, 1892. Had 

2401 William Lorenzo, b 4 May, 1840. He was a soldier in the Civil 

War, having enlisted in Co. A, 13th Missouri. He was 
wounded at the battle of Corinth, Miss. 3 and 4 Oct, 1862, and 
d 10 Nov, following, from the effect of the wound. 

2402 Harriet L., b 29 Apl, 1842; d 20 Apl, 1852. 

2403 Joel W., b 19 July, 1845, d. y. 



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2404 Mary E., b at Groton, N. Y., 24 Oct, 184.S; m 1 Jan, 1866, Dr. 

D. Seymour Spencer, and in 1890 rem to Syracuse. He b 
17 Aug, 1840, at North Manlius, N. Y. Had Everett L., 
25 Dec, 1868; Nellie, 6 Nov, 1871; Arthur E.. 1 Dec, 1874; 
Mary E., 10 Feb. 1876. 

2405 William W.,b 19 Sept, 1850. Rem in Sept, 1887 toChittenango. 

He m 4 Sept, 1881, Mary, dau of Jacob Mott, of Chittenango; 
no issue. 

2406 + Charles E., bat Peterboro, 29 Mar, 1855. Rem to Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

2407 Flora C, b 21 July, 1859; d 22 Mar. 1896. unm. 

2408 + Henry L., b 21 Feb, 1865. Rem to Syracuse in 1886. 

2406 CHARLES E., of Syracuse, ("''Rev. William B.), m 
15 Aug, 1883, Nellie A., dau of Geo. Allen, of Man- 
lius and Little Falls, N. Y. She b at latter place, 26 
Sept, 1866. Had 
3409 Harry V., b 5 June, 1884. 

2408 HENRY L., of Syracuse f^^'Rev. William B.), m 4 Feb, 
1891, Bertha, dau of Henry Gribno, of Greenpoint, 
N. Y. She b 17 Dec, 1869. Had 

2410 Irene F., b 4 July, 1893. 

2411 Walter F., b 12 Sept, 1896. 

2369 JOHN D., of Lemonweir, Wis ('^^'Joel), m Sarah Der- 

bin, of Smithfield. Had 

2412 Albert P., b 1841, d. y. 

2413 Adelaide V., b 1843; m Shorey. 

2414 Emma, b 1845. 

2415 John D., b 1852. 

2416 Charles L., b 1858. 

2417 Anna L., b 1860. 

2370 LUKE W., of Fenner and Smithfield, N. Y. (^^^Joel) m 

12 Dec, 1844, Calista, dau of James S. Messenger, of 
Smithfield. She b at Eaton, N. Y., in 1822; d at 
Peterboro, in 1893. Had 

2418 Harriet L., b at Fenner, 1 Oct, 1845; m 24 Mar, 1874, Alvardo 

B. Petrie, of Peterboro. He b 26 Oct, 1837; no issue. 

2419 Cornelia, b 1849; d 1864. 

2420 Ellen M., b 1850; d 1864. 



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2421 Emily, b 1855; d 1864. 

2422 Carrie, b 1859; d 1879. 

2423 Alice, b 1861 ; d 1864. 

2378 HARWIN A., of Oroville, Cal (^^^^Joel G.), m 19 July, 
1874, Jeanette C. Symonds, of St. Stephen's, New 
Brunswick. She d at Martinez, Cal, 9 Sept, 1896. 
Had 

2424 Leonard B., b 1877. 

2425 Albert P., b 1879. 

2426 Jeanette M., b 1883. 

2376 HERMAN P., of Oroville, Cal f^^^oel G.), m Celene 
C. Lampe, of Mineral Point, Wis. Had 

2427 Herman E., b 1865. 

2428 William L. , b 1870. 

2429 Bertha, b 1873. 

2169 ABNER PATRIDGE, of Chittenango, N. Y. ('"''John), 
m (1st) Rachel Harrington, d at Chittenango, in 1840; 
m (2d) 12 Oct, 1842, Harriet U., dau of Lewis Ham- 
blin, of Perryville, N. Y., she b at Chittenango Falls, 
25 Jan, 1822, and d at Chittenango, 23 Oct, 1889. By 
first w had, all b at Chittenango, 

2430 Perley Scott, b 1823; d 19 Aug, 1890, by being killed in a rail- 

road accident. He was a soldier in the Civil War, and unm. 

. 2431 + George Edward, b 1826; d 1862, at Chittenango. 

2432 Caroline Cornelia, b 1829; d 19 May, 1830. 

2433 + Albert Henry, b 5 May, 1834. Rem to Princeton, 111, and d 

there 10 Nov, 1897. 

B second w had 

2434 + Abnek P., b 29 July. 1843. Rem in May, 1895, from Fanwood, 

N. J. and New York City, to Chicago. 

2435 Harriet C, b 9 July, 1845. She m 2 Sept, 1869. Thomas M. 

Hatch, of Chittenango. Had Abner, 29 June, 1872; James A., 
22 Nov, 1879. 

2436 Alice M., b 7 Dec, 1853; m in 1896 John R. Costello, of Chit- 

tenango. 

2437 + William Victor, b 9 July, 1856. Graduated in 1878 from Yale 

College. Rem in 1888 to Buffalo, N. Y. , and is engaged in 
the grain receiving and shipping business. He is active as a 
member and vestryman, of the Church of the Ascension of 
that city. 



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2431 GEORGE E., of Chittenango (^^"'Abner P.), m 6 Sept, 
1848, Marion, dau of Robert Riddle, of Chittenango. 
She died in Feb, 1862. Had 

2438 Abner R., b 1849, d. y. 

2439 Almer, b 1850, d. y. 

2440 George H., b 1852; d 1882. 

2441 Mary Esther, b 1860; m Thaddeus Ivy and rem to Carey, N. C. 

Had Downer R., Albert H . , George E. 

2442 Rachel, b 1861, d. y. 

2433 ALBERT H., of Princeton, 111 f««Abner P.), m (1st) 

Esther, dau of Job Congdon, of Walloomsack, N. Y. , 
she d at Gloversville, N. Y., 1885 or '86; m (2d) Martha 
Congdon. By first w had 

2443 Albert George, b 2 Nov, 1856. He is physician, and eye and 

ear specialist, at Princeton. He m 20 June, 1894, Marion, dau 
of John Gregg, of Fayetteville, N. Y. She b Flintshire, 
England, 26 Jan, 1867; no issue. 

2434 ABNER P., of Chicago ('^^''Abner P.), m (1st) 17 Dec, 

1866, Anna P., dau of Josiah Richmond, of Hoosick 
Falls, N. Y., b at Salem, N. Y., 13 Dec, 1843, d at 
Lockport 8 Aug, 1871; m (2d) in 1878, Marion S., 
dau of John F. Carter, of Chicago. Her ancestor, 
Robert Carter, was a distinguished citizen of Virginia. 
She b at St. Louis, 15 May, 1852. By first w had 

2444 Arthur, b 8 Aug, 1871, d. y. 

By second had 

2445 John Fauntleroy, b 9 Aug, 1881. 

2446 William Victor, b 23 June, 1885. 

2447 Harriet Cecilia, b 5 June, 1887. 

2437 WILLIAM VICTOR, of Buffalo (^^^'Abner P.), m 16 
June, 1885, Helen L. F., dau of John H. H. French 
of Chittenango. Had 

2448 Huntington, b 22 Aug, 1887. 

2449 HoBART French, b 4 Nov, 1889. 



DOWNER (N. J.) BRANCH. 



2458 REV. ARTHUR DOWNER, of Downer, N. J. , was b in 
the town land of Drumcullion, Parish of Killeshandra, 
County of Cavan, Ireland, 23 Feb, 1829. 

He has the distinction of having founded a new branch of 
the Downer family in this country, and of having a town 
named in his honor. His father was John Downer, b in 
Ireland, about 1780. His grandfather was Charles Downer, b 
about 1755, somewhere in Ireland, and came to Drumbess, in 
the above Parish, years before the rebellion of 1798. The 
ancestors of this branch of the Downers were intense loyalists 
and escaped from England in Cromwell's time and found 
refuge in Ireland. 

John Downer was a rigid churchman and also a member 
of the Primitive Wesleyan Church. He had the stern spirit of 
those early days and trained his children accordingly. He 
personally gave them the rudiments of a secular education 
(the nearest school being two miles away) and was careful to 
instill into their minds religious truth. There is, in this family, 
a tradition that some of its members went to America at an 
early time, but where, is not known. 

Influenced by letters received from friends of his mother, 
in Philadelphia, Mr. Arthur Downer embarked from Ireland 
in the packet ship J. P. Whitney, on 19 May, 1849, and landed 
in Philadelphia the following 7 July. He first found employ- 
ment in a wholesale store on Second street, but it was not to 
his liking, and in the spring of 1850, he crossed the Delaware 
into New Jersey, and hired out to a Gloucester Co., farmer at 
$9.50 per month. Afterwards in 1858, he began farming on 
his own account and ran in debt for fifty acres of wild, unim- 
proved forest land. It was, he says, "a moral and physical 
desolation," but there he lived for ten years, clearing the land 
and cultivating the soil. In 1870 a railroad was surveyed 
through the section and the line laid out. as Mr. Downer sug- 
gested to the president of the company it should be. In 1873 
the Jay Cooke financial crisis nearly ruined him, but provi- 
dentially a valuable bed of silicate sand was just then found 
on his farm, which has ever since continued to be a source of 
unfailing revenue. From it is taken over two thousand tons 
a month on which Mr. Downer's personal royalty is ten cents 
a ton, giving him a net income of more than $200 monthly 
from this source alone. The sand is washed by machiner^- 
and shipped in car lots to various points, where it is used in 
the manufacture of glass and steel. The future of Downer. 
N. J. seems assured and its founder is proud of the fact 
that it has no saloon. The village itself, with its Downer 
name, is a monument to the man back of it, but no account of 
him would be complete without reference to the religious side 
of his life. One of his first acts in coming to Gloucester Co. 
was to connect himself ■with the Harrisonville M. E. Church, 
and since that time he has been active in Christian work. He 




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soon organized a Sunday-school in his house and gathered in 
his neighbor's children for religious instruction. In 1868 he 
bought an adjoining block of forty-eight acres of land on which 
he selected a beautiful site for a church. This, however, was 
not built until 1886. Mr. Downer has never sought church 
preferment, but it has come to him unsolicited. In 1866 he 
"was licensed to exhort" and five years later received a 
"preacher's license." In 1889 he was ordained a deacon, and 
- in 1895 ordained an elder, by Bishop Merritt. The church and 
district school at Downer owe their existence to him. He not 
only donated the land on which they stand, but it was chiefly 
by his aid that the buildings were erected. He preaches at 
neighboring places as he may be needed and is greatful for 
the opportunity, and now in his declining years, possessing as 
he does the respect of his neighbors, and recognizing the lead- 
ings of an over-ruling Providence, he can look back with 
satisfaction on a well spent life and rejoice that he has been 
able to accomplish so much for the good of the community 
where God has placed him. Mr. Downer gives his lineage as 
follows: 

■2450 CHARLES DOWNER, of Drumbess, Ireland, had two 
sons, 

2451 + John, b about 1780. 

2452 + William, d in Ireland. 

2451 JOHN f^^Charles), m about 1817, Margaret McQuade. 

She was of Scottish origin, and d about 1833 in Ire- 
land. Had 

2453 Mary, b 1819. 

2454 James, d. y. 

2455 Charles, d. y. 

2456 Jane, d. y. 

2457 Jane (2d). 

2458 + Arthur, b 23 Feb, 1829. Came from Ireland to Philadelphia in 

1849, and lives at Downer. 

2459 Margaret, b 1883. Rem to St. Louis, and is lost sight of. 

2452 WILLIAM (^«°Charles), m about 1827, in Ireland, Ann 

Richardson, and had several children, of whom were, 

2460 Charles, b 1828. Came to Philadelphia in 1852. Has since d, 

leaving a s, who was educated at Girard College, but of whom 
nothing is known. 

2461 Ann, came to Philadelphia in 1853 or '54, and is dead. 

2462 William, b 1834. Joined his brother Charles in Philadelphia in 

1854. Rem to Wellsboro, Pa. later, and is living there much 
esteemed as a citizen. 

2463 Maria (now Mrs. Legg). Lives in Philadelphia. 

5464 John, b ; d in Ireland, leaving a widow. He was much 

respected . 



218 

2458 ARTHUR, of Downer, N. J. C^'^John, of Ireland), m. 
(1st) 28 Feb, 1855, Mary S., dau of John Rulon, of 
Mullica Hill, N. J., b 2 June, 1834, d 22 Feb, 1899; 
m (2d) 13 May, 1900, Hannah C, widow of Israel 
Comer and dau of Joseph and Isabella Bingham, of 
Bricksboro, N. J., b 20 July, 1840. By first w had 

240.3 Sarah J., b 8 Dec, 1855, d. y. 

2466 Emma, b 18 Apl. 1857, d. y. 

2407 + John Rulon, b 30 Sept, 1858. He is a Methodist clergyman and 
a member of the New York Conference. 

2468 Lizzie S., b 30 Apl, 1861; m Alphonso L. Thomas, of Camden, 

N. J. He b 7 July, 1856 . Had Anna L . , July, 1881 ; Arthur D. , 
29 June. 1882; Margaret, 1 Mar, 1885; Laura M., 27 Feb. 
1888; Edwin W., 20 Dec, 1890; Alphonso L., 23 Dec, 1894. 

2469 + William Arthur, b 11 Aug, 1864, 

2470 Samuel Whitney, b 21 Sept, 1870; m in 1895 Hattie May. dau 

of Alfred Howes, of Newfield, N. J, Graduated from Penn- 
sylvania University in 1899. 

2471 George Elkins, b 17 June, 1874; m in 1896 Viola, dau of John 

W. Chew, of Turnerville, N. J., and lives at Downer. 

2472 Sarah Brown, b 8 May, 1876, d. y. 

2467 REV. JOHN RULON, of Downer (^'"^Arthur), m Susie 
M., dau of Craig D. Garrison, of Philadelphia. She 
b 6 xMar, 1861. Had 

2473 Grace S. , b 16 July, 1879. 

2474 Mary E., b 7 June, 1881, d. y. 

2475 Sibylla S., b 30 June, 1882, d. y. 

2476 Josephine, b 5 Oct, 1885. 

2477 John R., b 12 Aug, 1887. 

2478 Arthur, b 13 Oct, 1889. 

2479 Francis M., b 8 Jan, 1892. 

2480 Helen P., b 17 Feb, 1894. 

2481 Robert H. Garrison, b 26 Feb, 1896. 

2469 WILLIAM A., of Downer ('*^»Arthur) , m 23 Dec, 1885, 
Ida May, dau of Levi Russell, of Philadelphia. Had 

2482 Russell, b 14 Nov, 1886. 

2483 Ethel, b 1 June, 1888. 

2484 William A., b 20 Jan, 1891. 

2485 Alice E., b 18 Feb, 1894. 

2486 Mary M., b 29 Jan, 1898. 

2487 EuwiN B., b 14 Sept, 1899. 



JEFFERSON COUNTY (O.) DOWNERS. 



This branch of the Downers cannot be traced back of Jonathan Downer, of 
Uniontown, Pa. From Mr. Thomas Downer, of Lamar, Colo, and Mr. Onias C. 
Downer, of Brilliant, O., the following is gathered : 

2501 JONATHAN DOWNER, of Uniontown, Pa., (s of 

Jonathan), was b at Union town, Fayette Co., Pa. He 
came to Smithfield, Jefferson Co., in 1834. He is 
thought to have been related to the Fayette City 
family, but how is not known. Had, all b at Union- 
town, 

2502 + Jonathan, b 1 Jan, 1800, Rem in Mar, 1836, to Smithfield, and 

d at Brilliant, O., 31 July, 1886. 

2503 Benjamin, b mMary Hunter, of Fayette Co., had four chil- 

dren, one of whom was John, who rem to Cambridge, Guern- 
sey Co. , O. , but no trace of him found there. 

2504 + William, b 7 Aug, 1809. Rem to Zanesville, O., and d at 

Dayton, O., 10 Feb. 1880. 

Daniel, b , m Jane Hunter at Uniontown, and rem to 

Pomeroy, O. ; d there about 1878. 

2505 + Esop, b 1812. Rem to Smithfield in 1834 and d there in 1894. 

2506 + Zadoc b . Rem to Hammondsville, O. in 1836 and d there 1 

July, 1869. He was a "conductor on the underground railroad" 
in slavery days, and helped many a poor colored man to gain 
his freedom by escaping to the Northern States and Canada . 

Joseph b . Rem to Alabama. 

2502 JONATHAN, of Smithfield, O. f^^^onathan), m in 

1823, Mary, dau of Thomas Hunter, of Uniontown. 
She b 20 June, 1807 ; d at Brilliant, 24 Nov, 1666. 
Had 

2507 Nancy, b 20 Sept, 1824 ; m in 1839 William Clark of Smithfield, 

and d in 1844. 

2508 Jane, b 23 Jan, 1826 ; m Dec, 1886, John Nicolson, of Brilliant, 

and is still living. 

2509 Elizabeth, b 7 Sept, 1827 ; m Thomas Taylor, of Warren, O.. 

and is still living. 



220 

2510 + Thomas, b 9 Dec, 1829 ; m Margaret, dau of Isaac B. Holmes, 

of Scioto Co., O., and rem to Lamar, Colo. 

2511 + FiNLEY, b at Unionto\ra, 2 Jan, 1832, and lives at Brilliant. 

2512 Anna, b 7 Jan, 1834. Lives at Brilliant, and is unm. 

2513 Alfred, b 10 Oct, 1835. Enlisted in the Civil War and d in 

Andersonville Prison about 1864. 

2514 David, b 16 Dec, 1837 ; m 27 Feb, 1877, Sarah Skaags, and rem 

to New Alexandria, O. 

2515 Sarah, b 17 Mar, 1841; d . 

2516 Mary, b 23 June, 1843 ; m John Fletcher, of Wheeling, W. Va., 

and lives at Parkersburg, W. Va. 

2517 William, b 10 Sept, 1845, d. y. 

2518 Samantha, b 2 Dec, 1848. Lives at Brilliant, and is unm. 

2510 THOMAS, of Lamar, Colo f "Jonathan), m 3 Jan, 1860, 

Margaret, dau Isaac B. Holmes, of Scioto Co., O. 
She b 8 Nov, 1837. Had 

Gilbert H., b 16 Oct, 1860. 

Thomas C. b 6 Dec. 1861. 

Isaac J., b 23 Mar, 1863. 

Alfred E., b 16 Nov, 1864. 

S.\MUEL D., b 27 Feb, 1866. 

Blanche, b 4 June, 1873 ; m 19 Nov, 1898, B>Ton Parmenter, of 

Lamar. 

David O., b 4 Sept, 1874. 

Oro, b 4 Aug, 1876. 

2511 FINLEY, of Brilliant, O. (""^Jonathan), m 15 Oct, 1854, 

Margaret, dau of Mahlon Kirk, of Smithfield. She 
b 29 Jan, 1833, and is still living. Had 

2519 Lewis, b 31 July, 1855. 

2520 Benjamin, b 7 Aug, 1857, d. y. 

2521 Anna, b3 Feb, 1860 ; m Madison Tarr, of BrilUant, 24 May, 1877. 

2522 Ida, b 12 Nov, 1863 ; d 27 Jan, 1891 ; m 15 Sept, 1880. 

Skaags, of Brilliant. 

2505 ESOP, of Smithfield, (^^^onathan), m about 1828, in 

Fayette Co., Pa., , dau of James Hastings, of 

Winchester, Va. She d at Smithfield. Had 

2523 Nancy, b in Fayette Co., Pa., 1830; m Woriey, and d in 

Harrison Co., O. 



221 

2524 Amanda, b 1832 ; d 1898. 

2525 George, b 1834; d 1880. 

2526 Susan, b 1835; m Donnelly, and rem to Fort Madison, la. 

2527 Anna, b 1837; d 1876. 

2528 Mary, b 1839. Rem to Cadiz, O. 

2529 William, b 1844. Rem to Hopedale, O. 

2530 Onias C, b 1846. Lives at Brilliant, O. His wife's name is 

Harriet E. , and they have one child, Lucy, b 1885. 

2531 + Esop, b 1850. Rem to Kansas City. 

2531 ESOP, of Kansas City ("°^Esop), m in 1868, dau 

of William ]\IcConn, of West Alexander, Washington 
Co., Pa. She b at Green Co., Pa., and d at Fort Scott, 
Kan, in 1891. Had 

2532 LiDA, b 1869; m in 1889, Mann, of Fort Scott, Kan, and 

went to Chicago. 

Luke, and rem to Camden, N. J. 



2533 
2534 


Lily, b 1872; m 

J L., bin 1878. 


2535 


William W., b 1884. 


2536 


Homer, b 1886. 


2537 


ViRNEY, b . 


2538 


Emmot, b . 



2506 ZADOC, of Hammondsville, O. (""'Jonathan), m Phebe, 
dau of John Hart, of Westmoreland Co., Pa. Shed 
19 Apl, 1895, at Minerva, O. John Hart rem with 
his family to Carroll Co. , O. , at the same time as did 
Zadoc above. Had 

2539 Ann Jane, b 1833, in Westmoreland Co., Pa.; m James Cox, 

and rem to Kensington, O. 

2540 + Andrew, b 8 Apl, 1835, in Westmoreland Co., Pa. He is known 

as "the Village Blacksmith," at Hammondsville. In 1897 he 
found, in a lot of old iron, a tomahawk belonging to the noted 
Indian Chief Logan. It bears the inscription " Logan 1773" 
and is authentic. He has a number of other Indian relics of 
value. Although Andrew was not regularly connected with 
any regiment of soldiers, he turned out with other citizens of 
of Hammondsville during the Civil War, and asiisted in 
capturing the noted Confederate Morgan, within five miles of 
the town. 

2541 Martha, b 1887; m H. K. Van Meter, of East Rochester, O., 

and rem to Ravenna, O. 



222 

•2542 Frances A., b 17 June, 1839, at Hanover, O.; m 31 Dec, 1856, 
Ephraim Kelley, of Smith's Fen-y, Pa., and rem to Wellsville, 
O., in 1867. Husband b 16 Feb, 1834; d at Wellsville, 3 Jan, 
1896. Had Elmer S., 15 Jan, 1859: Laura M., 25 Jan, 1861; 
Charles H., 1 June, 1866; William H., 1 Nov, 1868; John F. 
19 June, 1871; Royal B., 10 June, 1874; Lemdy G., 1 Dec, 
1875; Edwin E., 4 May, 1878; Edith B., 30 Sept, 1879; Leona 
Fay, 15 Nov, 1880. 

■2543 Catherine, b 7 Sept, 1842, at Hanover, O. m 16 Aug, 1858, 
Enoch Graham, of same place, and rem to East Rochester, O. 
He b 21 Dec, 1835, at Lisbon, O. Had Arthur A., 1 July, 
1860, m 1 Oct, 1896, Anna L. Barkheimer, of Mineral Point, O. ; 
William G., 15 Sept, 1862, m Emma Prince, and rem to 
Minerva, O. ; Sherman A., 4 June, 1865, m Minnie Sluts, and 
rem to Canton; Lily V., 28 Nov, 1866, m Joseph Bierlv, and 
rem to Mineral Point; Elma M., 5 July. 1868, m 23 May' 1891, 
Louis Wolf, of Somerdale, O., and rem to Zoar Station, O. ; 
Jonathan E., 1 Jan, 1870, d 1887; Samantha S.. 12 Sept, 1872, 
m 18 Aug, 1892, John Miller, and rem to Mineral Point; Flora 
G., 26 May, 1881; Mattie B., 12 Aug, 1882; Minnie V,, 
1 June, 1884. 

2544 Elizabeth, b 1843; m Dan'l Henr}', and rem to East Rochester, O- 

2545 Jonathan, b . Rem to Calif ornia . 

2546 Mary B. , b 1848 ; m Jacob Wygant, and rem to Oroville, O. 

2547 William, b 1849; m Mary Dyal, and rem to Irondale, O. 

2548 Eliza, b 1853; m H. S. Shannon, and rem to Irondale, O. 

2549 Lyda, b 1855. 

2550 Emma, b 1857; m Warren Crawford, and rem to East Roches- 

ter, O. 

2551 C A., b 1860; m Florence Greenwood, and rem to Minerva, O. 

(Also Jefferson, Samantha and Freeman, all d. y.) 

2540 ANDREW, of Hammond sville, O. f^Zadoc), m 25 
Dec, 1855, Susannah, dau of James Starkey, of Iron- 
dale, O. She b at Hammondsville, 15 Nov, 1881. Had 

2552 India V., b 15 Feb, 1860; m Jarvis, of Hammondsville, 

in 1871. 

2553 William A., b 3 Apl, 1861, d. y. 

2554 Emma M., b 29 June. 1863; m Glenn, of Port Homer, O. 

2555 Carrie A., b — Jan, 1865; m Ridgeley, of Hammonds- 

ville, and rem to Canal Dover, O. 

2556 Eliza W., b — Apl, 1867; m Mackey. 

2557 Anna E., b 1 July, 1869; m Ellis, of Canal Dover, O. 

2558 Charles, b — Oct, 1871. 

:2559 Helena L.. b — Nov, 1874, d. y. 



223 

2504 WILLIAM, of Zanesville, O. ('^"^ Jonathan), m 10 Aug-, 
1842, Ann, dau of Daniel Falk, of Reading, Pa., 
where she b 15 Aug, 1813; d at Dayton, 28 Jan, 1892. 
Her ancestors came from Elsass-Luttering, on the 
French-German border. Had 

2560 Mary Ann, b 15 Jan, 1844; d at Zanesville, 18 Dec, 1864. 

2561 + John Jonathan, b 5 Mar. 1846. Rem to St. Louis, later to 

Ashley, 111. 

2562 Margaret C, b 13 Feb, 1848; m (1st) in 1865, John W. Morri- 

son, of Boston, Mass, and rem to Titusville, Pa.; m (2d) H. A. 
Vaughn, and rem to St. Louis; m (3d) John McCool, and rem 
to Ivenpah, Kan. 

2563 William Franklin, b 13 June, 1850, d. y. 

2564 Catherine Elizabeth, b 22 June, 1852; m 17 Dec, 1871, Henry 

C. Rasner, of Dayton, O., and rem to Vallejo, Cal. He b 
7 Jan, 1837. Had Ida May, 26 Oct, 1872, m 12 July, 1894, 
Charles Sproule, of San Francisco; Maybel E., 7 Apl, 1874, m 
1 Jan, 1897, Thomas Irwin, of San Francisco; Catherine 
Agnes, 24 Apl, 1876 ; Harry Wesley, 30 Sept, 1880, d. y. 

2565 Eva, b 5 Aug, 1854, d. y. 

2566 + Albert Isaiah, b 24 Feb, 1857. Lives at Dayton, O. 

2561 JOHN J., of Ashley, 111 f'°'William), m (1st) Alice L. 
Crawn, of Tiffin, O. ; m (2d) in 1894, Louisa, dau of 
Fred'k Schrepel, of St. Louis, she b at Salt Lake City 
in 1867. By second w had 

2567 John J., b 1895. 

2566 ALBERT ISAIAH, of Dayton, O. ('^^^^William), m in 
1878, Sophia, dau of David Kinley, of Dayton, where 
she b 30 May, 1859. Had, all b at Dayton, 

2568 Bessie Ann, b 6 July 1879. 

2569 Lizzie Agnes, b 21 June, 1884. 

2570 Clara Isabel, b 20 Feb, 1886. 



KINGSTON, JAMAICA (W. I.) DOWNERS. 



Rev. George William Downer, archdeacon and rector of Kingston 
Parish, Jamaica, W. I., gives the following account of his ancestry : The 
family were royalists. They left England at an early time and settled in 
America. The first of the family, of whom anything is known, was, 

2572 WILLIAM DOWNER. Tradition states that he came 
with his family from Long Island, N. Y. , about 1760, 
and settled at Snow Hill, Parish of Portland, Jamaica. 
He d sometime subsequent to 1812. His children, 
probably all b on Long Island, were as follows: 

2573 John Shellet, settled in Cold Harbor, Jamaica, He became 

chief magistrate of the Parish of Portland, and d about 1796. 

2574 + William, inherited Snow Hill from his father. Was colonel of 

militia and a magistrate. He d about 1814. One of his 
Downer nephews had a high position in San Domingo as ap- 
pears by a letter written in 1812. 

2575 Nicholas. Nothing is known of him. 

2576 Billy | One of whom probably had s John William Walter 

2577 Jackey ) Downer. 

2578 Bridget, d in 1812, leaving a will, 

2579 Anna, afterwards Mrs. Tyrell Orgill. 

2580 Christian, afterwards Mrs. Burke. 

2581 , afterwards Mrs. Usher. 

2574 WILLIAM, of Snow Hill (""William). Had 

2582 William, b ; d before 1820. 

2583 John, b ; d before 1820. 

2584 + George Pierrepont Ma.\well, b 29 Jan, 1796 ; d 25 Sept, 1875. 

He was a retired oflBcer in Her Majesty's army on half pay for 
nearly sixty years. He studied medicine in London, re- 
turned to Jamaica, and practiced his profession. Was health 
ofl&cer at Kingston and Port Royal for several years. In 1820' 
he sold the slaves on Snow Hill and gave up sugar cultivation. 





ARCHDEACON GEORGE WILLIAM DOWNER (No. 2591). 
Kingston, Jamaica. 



THE NEW YORK 

PUBLIC LIBRARY, 



ASTOR, LENOX AND 
TILBEN FOUNDATIONS. 



225 

2584 GEORGE P. M., of Kingston and Port Royal 
f^" William), m in 1821, Isabel Anne, dau of Dr. 
Anthony Lindsay, of London, England. She d in 
1862. Had 

2585 Anne, d. y. 

2586 Georgianna Sophia, b 1825 ; afterwards Mrs. Bristowe. Has a 

large family and lives in England. 

2587 Walter Daly, b 1827 ; d 1884. Left two sons, Walter F. and 

Alfred, who live in England. 

2588 George, d, y. 

2589 Anneke, d. y. 

2590 Isabel Agnes, b 1835 ; afterwards Mrs. McGregor. 

2591 + George William, b 1 Oct, 1837. Is rector of Kingston Parish 

and archdeacon of the diocese . 

2592 Richard John, b 1840; d about 1886; no issue. 

2593 Lucy Janet, b 1844 ; d about 1877. 

2594 Susan, d. y . 

2591 REV. GEORGE WM., of Kingston f ^"George P. M.), 
m 10 June, 1863, Helen Jane, dau of Richard Nelson, of 
St. Johns.* Had 

2595 Helen Mary Isabel, b 25 Mar, 1864 ; m 14 Feb, 1891, Capt. 

Douglas. Her husband is deputy commissioner at Delhi, 
India. 

2596 May Lillian Lucy, b 21 Nov, 1866 ; m 18 Feb, 1890, E. W. Luca 

Smith, g s of the late Chief Justice Smith of Jamaica, and 
assistant manager of the Colonial Bank of Kingston. 

2597 Lindsay Pierrepont, b 25 Nov, 1885. 



*The Rev. Mr. Downer says that he and his son are the only male representa- 
tives of a once large and well-to-do family in Portland. The others of the name now 
there are the descendents of old slaves who took the name of their masters. 



THE DOWNERS NOW Of NEWBURY- 
PORT, MASS. 



— Mr. Heniy J. Downer, of Newburyport, Mass, writes 
that his g g f was b in Scotland, but his g f and f 
^xere b in Ireland.* His family are not related to the 
early Newbury Downers. He states that John 
Downer, of Rosgrea (his g f), had four sons who 
came here about 1849, They were as follows: 

2601 Patrick was b in Rosgrea about 1825. He is now dead. He m 
Margaret A. Silk, of Rosgrea, and settled in West Newbury. 
Had Catherine, 1841; Mary E., 1843; Margaret, 1851. 

S602 John, d . He settled in Newburyport; m 18 Nov, 1849, 

Anne O'Leary, of Newburyport. Had Mary J., 15 Oct, 1850, 
d. y. ; John E., 2 Jan, 1853; Michael J., 2 Jan, 1855; Eliza- 
beth, 21 Nov, 1857; Mary C.,25 Mar, 1860; Josephine Isadore, 
27 Oct. 1862; Julia F., 25 Jan, 1865, d. y, ; Ellen Isabel, 13 
Aug, 1867; Henry Joseph, 18 Aug, 1869. 

2603 Dennis, d in 1890, and lived at Amesbury ; m Bridget Rooney, 

of Sligo, Ireland. Had Katie, 1854; Margaret, 1856; Mary 
L.,1860; Agnes, 1862; Dennis, 1865; Rose Ellen, 1867; Julia, 
1869. 

2604 Michael, Still lives at Amesbury. He m in 1856, Kate, dau of 

Lawrence Rooney, of Sligo, Ireland. Had Mary L., 1856, 
d 1887; Julia, 1858, d 1887; Michael, 1869; Charles, 1873. 



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^ 



*A i-elative of this branch, living in New York, states that the name should be 
Downey, but as Downer is likely to follow them it is so given. 



MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. 



Thomas Downer, of Ouray. Cal, came from Kirdford, Sussex, Eng- 
land, to this country in 1876. He was followed in 1889 and 1890 by his 
three nephews, John and Alfred Downer, now living in Cincinnati, and 
Thomas Downer, now living in Vincennes, Ind. These three are broth- 
ers, and sons of John, of Kirdford. A letter from Mr. George W. Butt, of 
Littlehampton, Sussex, England, a member of this family, states that the 
earliest record they have, is the baptism at Kirdford, of Sarah, dau of John 
Downer and Margaret his w, in 1710, and the burial of John, (s of John 
Downer), in 1712. This John was probably the eldest s of the latter, who 
d in ll'dd, aged 79 years. He was the ancester of the Kirdford Downers, 
and the earliest one of the family of whom they have knowledge. Whether 
there was a generation living at Kirdford back of the John, who d in 1733, 
they do not know. The name Downer is common in that part of England, 
and they live but a comparatively short distance from Salisbury, Down- 
ton, etc. It is interesting to state that from the time of the earliest date 
above, viz, 1710, to the present, this family have occupied and cultivated 
the same farm (Marshall's faiTn) at Kirdford. 

Charles Downer, of the Industrial School at Boston, Mass, states that 
his g g f (name unknown) came from Scotland with (he thinks) the 69th 
Reg., to rendezvous at Brighton, Eng. While there he m, and had 
two children, a boy named William T. , and a dau, name not known. Soon 
after the g g f's marriage, his reg. was ordered to America, and he 
was killed in one of Braddock's engagements. William T. remained 
at Brighton and d there about 1816. He left a s, William, b at Brighton, 
2 Jan, 1803 and d there 9 Sept, 1850. The latter, William, m Mary Stent, 
of Brighton. She d 19 May, 1843. Had the above Charles, b at Brighton, 
■29 May, 1832. Mr. Downer further mentions a well known school at 
Brighton known as "Swan Downer's School." It was founded in 1819 
under Mr. Swan Downer's will dated 1811, by which he left ^^10,106, 15s 
and 3d for paying the expenses of a proper school house for instructing 
and clothing poor girls. The school is still in existence. 

John W. Downer, of Adelaide, Australia, writes under date of 23 Nov. 
1893, that his father came from Hampshire, England, where he and his 
father lived. They came to Australia in 1838. Prior to that the family 
belonged in Surrey, England, and had been somewhat large land holders, 
but lost their property. There was a tradition, that some generations 
back, one or more bad gone to America, but it is not known who they 
were or when they went. (From a letter to Mr. Benj. Downer, of Hop- 
kinsville, Ky. ) 

1714EDWARD Downer, of Greaterville, was a volunteer in the Civil 
War. In 1862 he raised a company, was first lieutenant, then captain of 
117th N. Y. Vols. After time of Reg. expired he was transferred with 
two officers and 365 men to the 48th (Brooklyn) N. Y. Vols. He partici- 
pated in the following engagements: Dury's Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, 
Petersburg, Fort Hell ; was with 10th Corps at Grant's flank movement at 
Cold Harbor ; was with the Army up the Peninsula from Yorktown ; was in 
both attacks on Fort Fisher, and with Sherman's Army in North Carolina. 



228 

Mary Hilton, alias Downer, m (1st) 11 Dec, 1656, Thomas Sears, at 
Newbury (N. E. Reg. Vol, 31). He d 26 May, 1661. She m (2d) 25 May 
1663, Abel Huse. He b about 1603. Had Abel, John, William, Ruth 
Brown. 

Miss Hannah Downer, d at Newbury, 5 Aug, 1820. 

Susanna, Downer, m at Newbury, 16 Mar, 1769, George Lindsey. 

Ambrose Downer, of Isle of Shoals, m 3 Oct, 1728, Sarah Bradbury, of 
Salisbury, Mass. 

Electa Downer, of Windsor. Ct, m Samuel Rockwell. (Stile's 
Ancient Windsor). 

Sarah Downer, b 23 July, 1739; m Joshua Ordway, at Newbury 
9 Oct, 1759. ^ 

Susanna Downer, m 19 Oct, 1785, Daniel Rogers, at Newbury ; prob- 
ably she was a dau of ssQideon. 

Mary Downer, m John Poor, at Newbury, 6 Nov, 1740. 

Sarah Downer m Samuel Lothrop ; he b Salem or Duxbury, 1660; 
d at Bridgewater, Mass, 1724 ; oldest child b 28 Oct, 1683. (She may have' 
been dau of i^'Joseph). 

Bap at Newbury: Andrew Downer, 16 May, 1697; Sarah Downer, 
22 July, 1739; Andrew Downer, 20 Nov. 1735. 

Martha Downer, m Ezekiel Rogers, at West Newbury, in Mar, 1811. 

For service in the war Andrew Downer was paid, 4 Apl, 1778, ;^26, 3s 
4d ; Joseph Downer was paid, 25 Jan, 1779, ;^36. (N. E. Register). ' ^ 

Artemus Downer was schoolmaster at Franklin and chorister of the 
church in 1747. (History of Franklin, Ct.) 

Anna Downer and Elijah Huntley, m 15 Mar, 1751 (place omitted). 
Had Ezekiel, 12 Apl, 1752, d. y. ; Ezekiel (2d) 16 Feb, 1753; Solomon, 29 
Mar, 1754; Edmond, 1 Mar, 1755; Andrew, 16 Jan 1757- Calvin — Dec 
1759; Lois, 6 June, 1762; Luther, 1 Apl, 1765. ' ' 

Eunice Downer, m 18 Dec, 1741, Jonathan Carver, of Windham. 
Emily Downer, m Alvin Huntington. He b 25 Nov, 1806, at Lebanon 
N. H. Rem to Strongville, O. 

Ina J., dau of Thomas R. Downer and w of Joseph Hebert, d 11 June, 
1885, aged 30, and is buried at Lebanon. She b at Thetford, Vt. 

Downer, m Sarah D., dau of Samuel Spencer, of Hart- 
ford, Bolton and Colchester, Ct., and rem to Susquehanna Co., Pa. She 
was b 4 Sep, 1714. Had one child only, who d. y. (Goodwin Gen.) 

Clarissa S. Downer, m 24 Mar, 1864, Isaac Child, of Union Centre O. 
He b 15 June, 1830, probably in Sturbridge, Mass. (Child Gen.) 

Anna Downer and George Roberts, m 3 Feb, 1781, (Swede's Church 
Philadelphia rec. ) 

Elizabeth Downer and Richard Glassock, m 14 Dec 1780 (First 
Baptist Church, Philadelphia, rec. ) 

William Downer, proprietor of Tavern, Third and Chestnut streets, 
Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Directory for 1830). 

Flora Emma Downer, m 10 July, 1864, Alvaro A. Spalding; of Wol- 
cott, Vt. (Spalding Fam.) 



229 

Hannah Downer, m Enos A. Armstrong, and lived at Lansing, 
Tompkins Co., N. Y. Had dau Violette Ann, who m Benj. W. Slocum, 
of Hartford, N. Y. 

John Downer, of Charlestown, Mass, m (no date) Jane, dau of John 
Garland, of Eaton, N. H. Her father was b about 1734. (Garland Gen.) 

Patience Downer, dau of Wm. Bracy, of Biddeford, Me. See his 
will dated 28 Aug, 1751. (Maine Wills). 

Phillip Downer (colored), was living in New York in 1890. Had come 
from Virginia.* 



FRANKLIN CHURCH (NORWICH CT.) RECORDS. 

LIST OF MEMBERS BY NAME OF DOWNER. 

Admitted by Letter, 1 Nov, 1719, old Mrs. Downer. 

Admitted by Profession — Mrs. Sarah, 18 June, 1727; Martha, 30 Nov, 
1735; Mrs. Mary, 12 Aug, 1733; Joseph, 23 June, 1728; Joseph Jr., 13 Sept, 
1741; Mary, 18 Apl, 1742. 

List of Downer Children Baptized — Jerusha, 30 Nov, 1735; Ezekiel, 
3 Aug, 1735; Joshua, 18 May, 1735; Thankful, 30 Mar, 1735; EHsha, 25 Jan, 
1736; Zacheus, 25 Sept, 1737; Abraham, 28 Aug, 1737; Catherine, 14 Aug, 
1737; Martha 29 May, 1739; James, 24 Feb, 1740; Mary, 2 Dec, 1739; 
Daniel, 11 May, 1740; Stephen Jr., 8 June, 1740; Cyprian, 8 Mar, 1741; 
Lucretia, 28 Mar, 1742; Abigail, 3 Oct, 1742; Martha, 6 Mar, 1743; Lvdia, 
19 June, 1743; Anna, 15 Jan, 1744; Lydia, 29 Sept, 1745; Ruth, 1 May, 
1748; Jabez, 29 Oct, 1749. 



The following record, written in 1790 by 7i2joseph, is of such importance that we 
^ive it entire as copied in 1854 by his g s, the Rev. Robert B. Downer, of Vossbur,?, 
Miss. The original was burned with Rev. Mr. Downer's dwelling at Ocean Springs, 
Miss, in 1886. 

GENEALOGY OF THE DOWNER FAMILY. 
NORWICH, 1790. 

In the persecutions of the Protestants in Paris, France, a Hannah 
Vincent, together with her brother, a Protestant preacher, made their 
escape to England, where she soon after m Robert Downer, who had 
two sons, Robert and Joseph. In the time of Cromwell's war Joseph came 
to Newbury, in Massachusetts bay, and settled. He married Hannah 
Knight (sic), of that place by whom he had two sons, Joseph and Andrew. 
Joseph left Newbury and came to Norwich, where he married Hannah 
Grafton, and had thirteen children, ten sons and three daughters, to wit: 

*Colored families by name of Downer live in New York, Washington, and places in 
A^irginia. They were slaves in Virginia before the war and took their master's name. 



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Had sons, Joseph, John, Andrew, Samuel, Richard, Benjamin, Caleb,. 
Edmond. John, Stephen; daughters, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth. — N. B. 
John d when but 16 years of age; Benj. d at sea without issue. 

My S f> Joseph, m Mary Sawyer. Had Mary, William, Joseph, 
Abraham, James, Eliphalet (my father), Susanah, Levina, Thankful, 
Lucretia. 

My great uncle, Andrew, had Sarah Lazell for w; sons, Andrew, 
Benjamin, Joshua, Zacheus; daughters, Sarah, Eunice, Ann, Martha, Mary. 

My great uncle, Samuel, (now living, is 90 years old) his w was 
Phebe Bishop; sons, Samuel, Silas, Moses; daughters, Submit, Phebe, 
Rebecca. 

My great uncle Richard's w was Mary (Norwich rec say Mercy) 
Horton; sons, Richard, Ezra, Ezekiel, Daniel, Caleb; daughters, Margaret, 
Jemima, Catherine, Elizabeth, Abigail. Mary. 

My great uncle Caleb, m Martha Smith ; issue, three daughters, Jerusha, 
Martha, Elizabeth. 

My great uncle Edmond, m Anna Munson; son, Jabeth; daughters, 
Anna Lydia, Ruth, Olive. 

My great uncle, John, m Mary Fry. He lived in Rhode Island and had 
two daughters. 

My great uncle, Stephen's w was Martha Tyler; issue, Martha, 
Stephen, Rev. Seperan (Cyprian), John, Elisha, Thaddeus, Edmund. 

My uncle James' family, James, Uriah, Shubel, Roger, Polly, Levina, 
Wealthy, Charlotte, Axy. Levina is m to Osbon; Wealthy to Prinks. 

My aunt Levina was m to Cushman. She had William, Levina and 
Lucy. Her husband dying she m Giles Yeomans. By him she had 
Edmond, Eliphalet and Thankful. Eliphalet Downer m Polly Gardner by 
whom he had Joseph, John, Samuel, Eliphalet and Polly. 

Richard Downer's w Margaret Caruthers. Sons, John, Uriah, James, 
Caruthers, Ezekiel, John; daughters, Lucretia, Sybil, Mary, Phalla. 

Samuel Downer lives at Lebanon, Ct. 

James Downer lives at Lebanon, Ct. 

Richard Downer lives at Bozrah, Ct. 

Jabesh (Jabeth) Downer lives at Franklin, Ct. 

Doctor Joshua Downer lives at Preston, Ct. 

Samuel and Silas, brothers, at Elizabethtown, N. Y. (should be N. J.) 

Rev. Seperan (Cyprian) at Shaftsbury. 

Joseph, Thetford, Vt 

William, Lebanon, N. H. 

Andrew, Sharon. 

Abraham, Weathersfield, Vt. 



STATE REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 



Benjamin Downer — Name appears in statement of Continental bal- 
ances (rank not given) in Col. Smith's (late Col. Wigglesworth's) Reg., 
enlisted for three years. Certified 2 June, 1789. 

Caleb Downer — Name appears with rank of private, on return of 
Capt. Wright's Co., Col. Brewer's Reg. belonged to Windsor. He enlisted 
for eight months and was entitled to the bounty of a woolen coat, or its 
equivalent, which he received, as appears by his name among signatures 
to an order for same made payable to Lieut. Simon Larned, dated at 
Roxbury, 3 Nov, 1775. 

Daniel Downer — Name appears on muster roll of Capt. John Vin- 
ton's (Independent) Co. colonel not given. Enlisted 30 May, 1775; served 
7 months, 19 days; town, Middleborough. His name also appears in a 
list of men mustered in Plymouth Co., to serve in Capt. Joshua Ben- 
son's Co,, Col. Putnam's Reg; return made March, 1777; age 24 years. 
Place of residence, Middleborough ; enlisted for three years. His name 
also appears with rank of corporal on Continental Army pay accounts, 
Capt. Benson's Co., Col. Putnam's Reg., for service from 3 Feb, 1777, 
to 31 Dec, 1779; residence, Middleborough. Also appears rank of cor- 
poral on Continental Army pay accounts, same co. and reg., for service 
from 1 January, 1780, to 3 Feb, 1780. Also appears in a descriptive list 
of enlisted men from Hampshire county, age 30 years, stature 5 feet 4 
inches, complexion and hair light, occupation farmer; time three years 
from 10 April, 1781 ; residence New Salem. Also appears signed to a 
receipt for bounty paid him by David Holt for a class for town of New 
Salem to serve in Continental Army for three years; receipt dated 24 
March, 1781. 

Eliphalet Downer — Name appears on a receipt dated Roxbury. 
30 May, (year not given), for ammunition; signed by himself. Also 
appears in list of officers in Col. (Gen.) Heath's Reg. as surgeon; exam- 
ined and approved 12 July, 1777. Also appears in a letter dated 9 July, 
1779, notifying him of his appointment as surgeon general. Also appears 
with rank of surgeon general in muster and pay roll of the field and staff 
officers of the Mass. Reg., (name of colonel not given) for service in Pen- 
obscott expedition, engaged 8 July, 1779; discharged 8 Oct, 1779; 
served 3 months and 1 day. 

Ezra Downer — Appears in a return of men enlisted in the Continental 
Army. Lieut. Mecomthey's Co., Col. Moseley's Reg. Dated 26 Oct, 1780. 
Enlisted for town of Blanford for six months. 

Gideon Downer — Residence Newbury. Enlisted Capt. William 
Rogers' Co., Col. Samuel Gerrish's Reg. , but was sick and absent when 
return was made from Chelsea, 11 Aug, 1775, 



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John Downer — Appears as private on a return of Capt. Ezra Rad- 
lam's Co., Col. L. Baldwin's 26th Reg., for blanket, money and advance pay 
for Jan, 1776. 

James Downer — Appears in list of men who took the oath required by 
Congress. Dated Middleborough, 24 July, 1775. 

Joseph Downer — Appears rank of private on muster and pay roll of 
Capt. Joseph Ilsley's Co., Col. Cogswell's Reg; enlisted 30 Sept, 1776; 
discharged 16 Nov, 1776; served 2 months (13 days' travel included.) 
Town to which soldier belonged not given. Also appears among list of 
men on a company receipt who received pay for serving 1'^ months in 
Rhode Island under Major William Rogers. Dated at Newbury, 25 
Jan, 1779. 

Joshua Downer — Private. Appears on muster and pay roll, Capt. 
Abner Bowen's Co., Col. Ebenezer "White's Reg., for service in Rhode 
Island. EnHsted 1 Aug, 1780; discharged 9 Aug, 1780. Roll dated Mid- 
dleborough, 22 Jan, 1781. 

Solomon Downer — Private. Appears on muster and pay roll of Capt. 
Caleb Kimball's Co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's Reg. (Reg. of Guards). En- 
listed 13 Nov, 1777; discharged 3 Feb, 1778; roll dated Winter Hill. 
Also appears same rank, co. and reg; enlisted 3 Feb, 1778 ; discharged 
3 Apl, 1778; stationed at Winter Hill; town to which he belonged not 
given ; Massachusetts rolls also give Solomon in regular army, 1777. Also 
Ichabod and Thomas, enlisted from Maine, 15 May, 1775. They were in 
the first army of the Rev. War, organized in Boston by Washington. It 
consisted of 13,000 men, and the bounty given was a woUen coat. With 
present information we are unable to identify either of the three. 



CONNECTICUT. 

James Downer enlisted 23 July, 1780, in the 9th Reg., Connecticut 
Continental Line; discharged 4 Dec, following. 

Joseph Downer enlisted from Plymouth, Mass, Continental Line, 
in 1781. (Massachusetts rec.) 

Andrew Downer, enlisted from Coventry, April, 1775, in the Lexing- 
ton Alarm for the relief of Boston. 

Downer (undoubtedly Dr. Joshua) referred to in Connecticut 

revolutionary roll, enlisted under Gen'l Spencer and served in Rhode Island 
1776, '77 and '78. He was present at the Fort Griswold, Ct., massacre 
and rendered professional aid to the sufferers. The name of Joshua also 
appears on Massachusetts roll, and may have been the same. 

Ezra Downer enlisted in Connecticut 4th Reg., 31 Isisiy, 1777, from 
Hebron, as a drummer ; I'eg. was attached to Continental Line ; was engaged 
in battle of Germantown, 4 Oct, 1777. A detachment of his reg. continued in 
brave defence of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware; reg. winteredat Valley Forge, 
1777-78. On 28 June, following, engaged in battle of Monmouth, N. J. ; 
wintered '79-'80 at Morristown, N. J., and with Connecticut division was 
stationed on outposts, etc. On the second formation of the Line, Ezra 
enlisted as drummer, 1st Connecticut, 1 Jan, 1781. He d 2 Oct, following. 
Name Ezra also appears in Massachusetts roll. 



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Caleb Downer enlisted for the war, and Zacheus for eight months 
in the 2d Connecticut Reg., which was attached to the Conti- 
nental Line 1777-'81. The reg. served during summer and fall, 1777, along 
the Hudson River, under Gen'l Putnam. It joined Gen'l Washington in 
Pennsjdvania, 14 Nov, following; engaged in a sharp action at Whitemarsh, 
8 Dec, in which several officers and men were lost; wintered at Valley- 
Forge 1777-'78; was present, 28 July, battle of Monmouth; assigned to 2d 
Connecticut Brigade, Huntington, at Camp White Plains; wintered '78-'79 
with division at Redding. One company of the reg. took part in storming 
of Stony Point; wintered '79-'80 at Morristown, N. J., with Washington. 
Caleb was captured, 2 July, 1777. 

Elisha Downer enlisted from Plainfield for eighteen days in Lexington 
Alarm list, 1775 ; also in 6th Co. 6th Reg. Connecticut Continental Line, six 
months from 6 May, 1775; was sergeant major 6th battalion raised June, 1776, 
to re-enforce Washington in New York; was stationed at Flatbush Pass, L. L, 

26 Aug, engaged in battle next day and narrowly escaped capture in 
retreat from New York; engaged in battle. White Plains, 28 Oct; was in 
New Jersey time of battle of Trenton, but not with troops on that occasion. 
On the 25 Sept, 1777, he was appointed 1st lieut. in Col. McClelland's Reg. 

Jasen Downer enlisted in od battalion Connecticut troops 1776, which 
was raised to re-enforce Washington in New York. Battalion served in New 
Y^ork and on Long Island ; was caught in retreat from city and suffered some 
loss. Engaged in battle of White Plains, 28 Oct. 

Stephen Downer enlisted from Preston, Ct., 1 May, 1777, for three years 
in 1st Reg. Connecticut Line. Reg. joined Gen'l Washington in Penns j'lvania, 

27 Sept; engaged battle of Germantown, 4 Oct, suffered loss in killed, 
wounded and prisoners; wintered at Valley Forge in Huntington's Bridge; 
participated in battle of Monmouth; wintered at Redding 1778-79; served 
east side of the Hudson repelling Tryon invasion ; was in the Morristown 
huts through '80 and was consolidated in new formation '81-83. 

Thaddeus Downer enlisted in 6th Reg. 8 May, 1775, marched to Boston > 
remained until expiration service, 10 Dec, 1775. He re-enlisted in 1st troop, 
Col. Sheldon's Light Dragoons, 28 Dec, 1776, at Norwich. Enlistment 
paper describes him as a farmer, dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair. 
He was killed 14 Apl, 1777, but not stated how or where. 

Dana Downer enlisted from Groton,Ct.,23 Aug, 1814, warof 1812, and 
served till 26 Oct, following. 

Uriah Downer (s of Richard, of Bozrah), was in State militia during 
the New Haven Alarm, 5 July, 1779; also in same 6 Sept, 1781, in 
Arnold's attack upon New Haven. 



VERMONT. 

The Vermont rev. records have rjot been published and are not full. 
A book of pay rolls has been preserved in the adjutant general's office at 
Montpelier which gives the following Downer names: Cyprian, Abijah, 
Joseph, Jonathan, Zacheus, Jason, John, Stephen, William and Cushman. 
Cyprian was a captain, but none of the others seem to have been com- 
missioned officers. They served for different lengths of time. Jonathan 
served only two days at Saratoga; John only two days, from 11 Oct, 1780, 
in Capt. Noble's Co., Col. Herrick's Reg; Cushman 38 days; Stephen 64 
-days, and Joseph 42 days, etc. 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Zacheus and Josiah Downer in Col. Jonathan Chase's Reg., who 
marched from Cornish, N. H., in Sept. 1777, to join the Continental Army 
under Gen. Gates near Saratoga. 

Joseph Downer drafted from Lebanon, N. H., in 1777. 

Zacheus, and William Downer (Col. Chase's Reg.) reinforced. 
Continental Army at Ticonderoga, 7 May, 1777. 

William Downer, Jr., private in Capt. House's Co., Sept, 1776. 

Dr. Abraham Downer, of Charlestown, N. H., paid for dressing 
wounds of soldiers wounded at Ticonderoga, 6 Mar, 1778. 



NEW YORK. 

Israel Downer— Enlisted from Dutchess Co., town not given. (N.. 
Y. Rev. War Archives. ) 



NEW JERSEY. 

Samuel Downer — (Father and son of same name.) Capt. Scudder's 
Co.. 2d Reg., Essex Co., Col. Philip Van Cortlandt. Capt. Scudder's 
Co. was also attached to 1st Reg. Essex Co. State troops, and to 2d and 
8d Middlesex. 

James Downer, Continental troops. 






INDLX OF DOWNER 

CHRISTlflN NAMES. 

The t sign following- a number, sig-nifies that the name occurs more than once on a pag-e- 



PAGE 

Aaron Quinby 150 

Abbie Ue Etta 00 

Abbie Jane 104 

Abbie Susan 06 

Abel 45, laat, 123t, 124 

Abigail.. 20, 21,38,102,150 

229 

Abigail C 127 

Abijah 233 

Abner 204, 205 

Abner F 200 

Abner J 206, 208, 209t 

Abner P., 194, 195,196, 199t 

202, 205, 214t, 215 

Abner R 215 

Abraham 31, 122, 204, 229 

230, 234 

Acsah 67, 68 

Ada Estelle 09 

Ada May 193 

Aden 45 

Adelaide V 213 

Adelia Jane 143 

Adeline 49, 63, 133, 191 

Adeline Louise 153 

Adelia 112, 113 

Adney P 58, 59, tO 

Adolphus 101, 106, 108 

Affenia 122 

Agnes 226 

Agnes A 141 

Agnes Delia 63 

Agnes P 153 

Albert 95,98, 106 

Albert Franklin 93 

Albert G 77,78, 215 

Albert H 214,215 

Albert Isaiah 22.3t 

Albert Lansing .59 

Albert Norris 128 

Albert P 213, 214 

Albert W, 122, 126, 127, 128 

130 

Alden 170 

Aletha 65 

Alexander Baker 97t 

Alfred 220, 225, 227 

Alfred E 220 

Alfred G 123, 124 

Alfred Sayre 1.55. 156 

Alice 95, 143, 184, 214 

Alice C 99, 154 

Alice D'Wolf 86 

Alice E 218 

Alice F 108 

Alice M 214 

Alma A 95 

Almena M 207 

Aimer, 202, 203, 204, 205, 215 
Aimer L., 194, 206, 208, 209 

210 

Almira 89,112, 166, ia5 

Almira Rebecca 92 

Alonzo 49, 81 

Alonzo L 44 

Alphonso Brock 170 

Alta Elizabeth 59 

Altia Amelia 60 

Alton E 130 

Alvah 43 

Alvah D 46t,47 

Alvah G 46 

Alvin 127, 128 

Amanda 43, 174, 221 

Amanda Catherine. . . 77 

Amanda Eliza 77 

Ambrose 228 



Ambrose C. 



, . . 202, 203 



PAGE 
Amy, 106, 107, 108, 195, 207 

Amy H 55 

Amy E 20.3, 209 

Amy K 49, 207 

Amy Margaret 10? 

Andrew ..11, 12, 13, 14t, 15 

17, 18, 19, 21t, 29, 32, .33 

50t, 87, 201, 221, 222, 228 

229, 230, 232 

Andrew D 51 

Andrew E 51t, 52 

Andrew J 189, 190 

Andrew Otis 88, 92 

Angeline 24, 72 

Ann 217, 229 

Ann Catherine 84 

Ann Eliza 97, 171 

Ann Jane 221 

Ann Lydia 230 

Ann W 131 

Anna. .. 22, .38, 52, 101, 220t 

221,224, 228t, 229 

Anna C 112 

Anna E 108, 222 

AnnaL 213 

Anna Maria 180 

Anne 30,33,46,88, 110 

128, Z2o 

Anne Cecilia 85 

Anntke 225 

Annice 114 

Annie 71 

Annie M 03, 04, 157 

Annie P 153 

Annie T 71 

Anson 46 

Anson T 103 

Anthony 178 

Anthony R 178 

Appleton 101, 102t 

Appleton A 103, 105 

Arabella 65 

Arabella Hinckley. . . 66 

ArdeliaB 180 

Arthur, lOOt, 190, 21.5, 210t 

217t, 218t 

Arthur D 199, 200 

Arthur E 154 

Arthur G 201 

Arthur H 61 

Arthur Mott 189t 

Arthurs 130 

Arthur Tiffany 150t 

Artemus 228 

Asa 44 

Asa B 57, .59, 01, 02, 63 

64t, 65 

Asa William 63 

Asenath 68 

Asher 12.3t 

Augustus 93 

Aurelia 162 

Aurilla 127 

Ava Cummings 9.3t 

Avery 100, 102, 104, 105 

100, 107, 108+, 161, 103t 

109, 170t, 187, 190, 191 

Avery H 45, 46 

Avery L 164 

Avery T 189 

Axy 230 

Azor rtddison 57 

Azro Knight 66t 

Benaga 141 

Benjamin.... 11, 29, 33, 131 

132, 133, 134, 168, 219 

220, 227, 329t, 231 



PAGE 

Benjamin F 6.3, 64 

Benjamin Hartson... 71 

Benjamin J 154,203 

Benjamin N 154t 

Benjamin R.. 135, 136, 167 

Benjamin Silas 53 

BenjammT 199, 201 

Belle 128 

Berts 172 

Bertha 205, 214 

Bertha Agnes 153 

Bertha C 212. 

Bertha G 78 

Bertha V 47 

Bessie Ann 223 

Bessie E 118 

Bethiah 50 

Betsey 115, 181 

Billy: 224 

Bishop Erastus 99t 

Blanche 220 

Blanche M 46 

Bridget 224 

Burdetie W 72 

Burt 128 

Burton A 61 

Byron 201 

Byron G 45,46 

C. A 222 

Cacindra 163 

Caleb....l4, 18. 29, 38t, 160 
164, 1651-, 229, 230, 231 
233 

Calesta 198' 

Calista 116, 195 

Cahsta E 201 

Calphurnia 45 

Candace Lovina 198 

Carl 18 

CarlistaS 44 

Caroline, 104t, 124, 135, 183 

Caroline A 63 

Caroline Cornelia... 214 

Caroline E 23, 171 

Caroline G 172 

Caroline L 58 

Caroline Matilda. ... 197 

Caroline S 62 

Carroll W 167 

Carrie 64, 214 

Carrie A 222 

Carrie M "1 

Caruthers 230 

Gary 48 

Cass l<'5 

Cassy 64 

Catherine....38, 52, 86, 202 
222, 226, 229 

Catherine Adeline 203 

Catherine Ball 104 

Catherine Elizabeth. 22.3 

Catherine Procia 80 

Celestia 45 

Celestine 188 

Celestine M 189 

Celia H 130 

Celinda 194 

Celinda Myanda 208- 

Chaney 161 

Charles, 2S, 63, 78, 90, 91, 96 
97, 105, 106t, 117, 127 
132, 1.52. 157, 158, 161 
182, 216, 217t, 232, 226- 
227 

Charles A 96,156, 171 

Charles B 203 

Charles Cook 2('& 



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PAGE 

Charles D 80, 193 

Charles E 47, &3, 213t 

Charles F 25t, 64 

Charles H 1G8 

Charles J 97, mi 

Charles L. .101, 111, 172, 213 

Charles M 26, 171 

Charles P 129, 157, 209 

Charles R 117, 130, 189 

Charles T.... 108, 109t, 141 

Charlotte 67, 68, 230 

Chester 95, 97 

Chester A 52 

Chester R 153 

Chester S 2i)0 

Chloe A. .. KiS 

Christian 224 

Claire 128 

Clara 103, 128 

Clara Isabel 223 

Clara J 170 

Clara Matilda 185 

Clarence A 46 

Clarence H 205 

Clarence Leonard 210 

Clarissa 50, 76, 91,116 

122, 162, 167, 182 

Clarissa G 127 

Clarissa S 228 

Clarice Emily 64 

Clark 48 

Clark C 48, 165 

Clark M 44 

Claud M 47 

Clement F 142 

Cloantha E 133 

Clyde 124 

Clyde J auO 

Cora 130, 189, 205 

Cora D 112 

Coral L 164 

Cordelia 183 

Cornelia 211, 213 

Cornelia A 118 

Cornelia C 96 

Cory don E 189 

Curtis L 172 

Cushman 56t, 233 

Cutler 124, 125 

Cutler B 125 

Cynthia.... 56, 120 127, 140 
Cyprian (Seperan or 

Septan) 39 

Cyprian. 159t, 178, 229, 230 

2.33 
Cyrus 43, 45, 46 

Dana 88, 92, 233 

Dana E 92 

Daniel.. 19, 20t, 38, 90, 219 
229, 231 

Daniel B 89 

Daniel H 104 

Darius N 47t 

Darkis 30 

Darwin E 183t 

Darwin L 49t 

David 176,178, 220 

David B 109, 170 

David C 140 

David E 181 

David H 115 

David 220 

David R 150t, 155t, 156 

Dayton E 49 

Deborah 56, 67, 68, 167 

Delenya H 170 

Delevan 1.53 

Delia Marie 193 

Delia E 130 

Delos White 193 

Dennis 220t 

Derwin 110, 111 

Desire 67, 08, 115, 161 

J^eWitt 49, 187 



DeWitt C 182, 183, 184 

Dexter A . 49 

Diana 57, 68, 92 

Diana R 49 

Diana S 48 

Dianiha .57 

Dolly Sargent 26 

Don 88 

Donna M 212 

Don Sebastian 91 

Dora 108 

Dora A 210 

Dora L 170 

Dorothy 81, 125 

Dudson 69 

Duwayne W 49 

Dwight 102, 128f ' 

Dyer 182, 186 

Earl B 100, 190t 

Earnest 201 

Earnest P 118 

EbenezerK.; 158 

Ebenezer P 121 

Edgar J 117, 202 204 

Edgar N 210 

Edith 27 

Edith Adelaide 156 

Edith Ida 157 

Edith L 64 

Edmond 229, 230t 

Edmund.. .30, 31, 38, 40, 50 

52, 161, 165 

Edmund B 120 

Edna J 2U5 

Edna Louisa 175 

Edna M 25 

Ed ward... 157, 158 201,227 

Edward Edwin 158 

Edward F 96 

Edward J 204, 205 

Edward M 103t, 105t 

Edward N 63 

Edward W 92 

Edwin . . .112, 147, 149, 154t 

157t 

Edwin B 218 

Edwin C 47, 48 

Edwin F 166t 

Edwin R S4t 

Edwin U 121t 

Edwin W 24t 

Effie 24, 40 

Effie Alice 177 

Elba 128t 

Electa 228 

Electa Ann 190 

Ella 204 

Ella L 130 

Ella Maria 23 

Ella Wooster 109 

Ellen 112, 125, 133 181 

Ellen Amanda 193 

Ellen Celestia 175 

Ellen Florence 180 

Ellen Isabel 226 

Ellen M 71, 89, 213 

Ehphalet, 9, 32t, 74 75, 76t 

79t, 80, 82, 84, 122, 229 

2;30, 2;jl 

Eliphalet Bell 81 

Elijah .-...40, 160, 168 

Elijah G 169, 171t, 172 

Elijah Hedding 185 

Elijah T 172 

Elisha, 40, 43, 102, llOt, 159 

229, 2;30, 233 
Eliza.... 30, 70, 109, 114. 160 

160, 107, 169, 222 

Eliza A 43 

Eliza DeF 152t 153 

Eliza E 129 

Eliza J 03, 89 

Eliza W 63, 222 

Ehza Zeluff 107 



PAGE 

Elizabeth, 21, 22, t30, 34,38t 
81, 105, 114, 131, 133, 140 
141, 142, 149, 157, 162, 
163, 183, 187, 197, 219 
222, 226, 228, 229, 2.30 
Elizabeth A. ...99, 121, 167 

Elizabeth H 60, 104+ 

Elizabeth Janet 96 

Elizabeth Slaughter. 1.35 

Elizabeth Soyer 26 

Elkanah Pratt 183+ 

Elmer 184 

Elmer C 200 

Elmer Hussey 78 

Elmira 203 

-Eloisa 77-,* 

Elon, E 191, 193+' 

Elon, R 188, 189 

Elsie 176 

Elsie G 172 

Elsie L 177 

Elsie May 205 

Elton Curtis 208 

Elvin C 205 

Elvira 65 

Emeline 165 

Emer W 207, 209+, 210 

Emery B 188, 190+ 

Emery R 178 

Emily.... 102, 103, 106, 183 
214, 228 

Emily A 125 

Emily E 89, 92 

Emily Louise 135 

Emily K 71 

Emma.. 25, 81, 108, 104, 107 
213, 218, 222 

Emma A 209 

Emma Eliza 92 

Emma M 81, 201, 222 

Emmon 200, 207 

Emmon H 209, 210 

Emmona 207 

Emmot 221 

Emulus 166 

Ensign D 176, 177+ 

Ephraim 174, 180 

Erasmus, Darwin 103 

Erastus 88, 95, 99, 165 

Erastus C 100 

ErastusM 99 

Erastus West 95 

Erma May 175 

Ernest J 200 

Ernest R 123, 124 

Erving T 200 

Erwin Ill 

Esop 219, 220, 221+ 

Essie ISO 

Estella 210 

EstellaO 130 

Estelle J 71 

Esther 11, 30, 160 

Esther L 99 

Esther S 200 

Esther W 95, 99 

Ethbert Fielding 210 

Ethel 78, 218 

Ethel Kate 166 

Ethel L 205 

Ethel M 48, 200, 201 

Ethel P 153 

Ethel S 23 

Etta 25 

Etta W 137 

Eugene M 168 

Eugene A 200 

Eugenia Kincaid 208 

Eunice. 32, 114,166, 228, 229 

Eunice D 55 

Eva 223 

Eva May 47 

Evangeline 210 

Eve Catherine 80 

Evelyn 108 



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PAGE 

Everett H 204 

Experience 43 

Ezekiel, 38,113, 118 229t,230 
Ezra. .37, 186t, 229, 231, 232 

Ezra D 18G 

Ezra Pierce.. 184, 185, 186 

F. J 52 

Fannie 128 

Fannie S 189 

Fanny 42, 108 

Fanny J 51 

Fayette S 177 

Fenno 70 

Fernando 52 

Fernando W 51 

Finley 220t 

Flavius J 17at 

Flora 52 

Flora C 213 

Flora Emma 228 

Flora Hinkley 66 

Flora M 172 

Florence 27, 189 

Florence E 178 

Florence S 205 

Flossie H 46 

Frances 89,90,1.32, 173 

Frances A 97, 186, 222 

Frances E 53, 205 

Frances M 103, 120 

Francis 138, 141 

Francis M.105, 142,143,218 

Francis R 78, 143 

Frank.. 25, 27, 72+, 93, 116 
168, 181, 187 

Frank A 69+ 83 

Frank Elon 190+ 

Frank F 105 

Frank G 24, 25 

Frank Herrick 117+ 

Frank L 71, 72+ 

Frank M 204, 210 

Frank N 135 

Frank R 96 

Frank S 73 

Frank T 96, 16.3, 164 

Frank Wesley 23 

Frank Winchester . ..125+ 

Franklin 17.3, 184+ 

Franklin E 64 

Franklin L 95, 98 

Fred Abner 209 

Fred C 123, 172, 210 

Fred H 125 

Fred M 172 

Fred Warren 23+ 

Frederick 87, 88, 154 

Frederick A 130 

Frederick K 63, 64 

Frederick N 64 

Frederick W.151, 152+, 153 
Freeman 222 

Galen 122+ 

Gardner 56, 65 

George... 42, 45, 46, 63, 64 
91+, 97, 101, 102, 105+ 
106, 107+, 108+, 110, 143 
164, 182, 189, 201, 221 
225 

George A 102 

George B 63 

George C 112,126 208+ 

George D..91, 95, 96+ 191 

192 
George E.193+, 214, 215, 218 

George F , 201 

George G...41, 43, 45, 127 
George H. ..25, 48, 53, 66 
95, 117, 215 

George L 66, 107, 108 

George M.. ..167, 168, 193 

George 192+, 199 

George H 47+ 

George P. M 224, 225 



PAGE 

George R 197, 201+ 

Geerge T..62, 63, 78+, 175 

George W....24, 41, 43, 44 

46, 64, 75, 77, 78, 140, 142 

168, 190, 202, 224, 225+ 

Georgene 108 

Georgiana 27, 72 

Georgianna Sophie. . . 225 

Gertie L 130 

Gertrude 46, 130 

Gertrude Jane 192 

Gertrude M 85, 209 

Gideon 19+, 20, 231 

Gideon W 155 

Gilbert H 220 

Gladys May 205 

Gladys P 135 

Godfrey Kern 80 

Grace 109, 201, 210 

Grace J 204 

Grace L Ill 

Grace M 62 

Grace S 218 

Grafton 122, 126. 127 

Guerdon, L 50, 51 

Guy R 118 

H. Clinton 184 

H. Eugenia 61 

Hadley ,... 212 

Hannah.. .19, 20, 21, 29, 32 

37, 42, 90, 91, 110. 114 

149, 160, 182, 228, 229 

Hannah M 26, 171 

Hannah Sophia .58 

Harold Sheldon 117 

Harriet.. 61, 116+, 124, 154 

165, 167, 190, 194 

Harriet B 198 

Harriet C 214, 215 

Harriet Hough 119 

Harriet J 66, 97 

Harriet L. .97, 117, 168, 181 

211, 212, 213. 

Harriet M 201 

Harriet S 212 

Harrison 27, 110, 130 

Harrison C Ill 

Harrison M Ill 

Harry 165+ 166 

Harry A 94 

Harry E 71, 72, 200 

Harry H 96 

Harry L 130 

Harry Milton 62 

Harry Roscoe 80+ 

Harry V 213 

Harley James 190 

Harlow 167 

Harmony 58 

Hartwell Norris..l26, 127+ 

128 

Harwin A 212, 214 

Hattie 181 

Hattie Adell 190 

Hattie C 96, 172 

Hattie Elizabeth 205 

Hattie M 94, 143 

Hazel Victoria 64 

Helen. 125, 128, 166, 176, 183 

Helen A 129 

Helen C 108 

Helen F 192 

Helen G 25. 154 

Helen M 51 

Helen Mary Isabel . . 225 

Helen P 218 

Helen Ruth 154 

Helena L 222 

Henrietta 37, 133, 163 

Henrietta Clay 189 

Henry 11, 27, 192 

Henry A 121t 

Henry B 120t 

Henry C 48, 124, 166 

Henry E 93, 103, 120 



Henry G 59, 61, 129 

Henry Harrison 65t 

Henry J 226+ 

Henry L 126, 129, 213t 

Henry M. 129, 192 

Henry Nelson 203 

Henry Pierce 192 

Henry S 129+, 155 

Herbert 128 

Herbert A 124 

Herman 130, 199 

Herman E 214 

Herman P 212, 214 

Herold B 178 

Hester A 186 

Hettie J 118 

Hill E 177 

Hiram. 44, 91, 188, 189, 211 

Hiram K 212 

Hiram S 201 

Hobart French 215 

Holland 163 

Homer 221 

Horace 44, 70, 88, 89 

Horace E 120 

Horace M 85, 89 

Horatio 24, 25 

Ho.sea B 118, 119 

Hugh 164 

Hulda 65, 106 

Huldah 110, 174 

Huldah J 107 

Huldah L, 175 

Huldah T 201 

Huntington.... 98, 99, 215 

Ichabod 232 

Ida 158, 204, 220 

Ida A 141 

Ida E 118, 137, 184 

Ida M 177 

Imogene 82 

Ina J 228 

India V 222 

Inez L 158 

Ira 49, 163, 164, 206 

Ira G 200 

Ira N 206 

Ira R 204 

Irene F 213 

Irving C 167 

Irwin A 205 

Isaac 11 

Isaac Francis 112 

Isaac J 220 

Isabel Agnes 225 

Israel 234 

Ivy G 25 

J. L 221 

J. Hortense 72 

Jabesh 280 

Jabeth 230 

Jabez (Jabeth) 39 

Jabez 229 

Jackey 224 

Jacob 187 

James.. 32, 56t, 66t, 67, 70 

78, 115, 116, 117, I30t 

183, 184, 191, 217, 229t 

230t, 232t 234 

James A 67, 70, 72, 201 

James C.76, 81, 82, 113, 115 

142, 143, 185, 186 

James Dean 125, 126 

James E 45, 65, 80 

James F 78 

James H 68t, 204 

James L 72+ 

James M.22, 130t, 142. 143t 
James P 54, 193t 

iames R...26, 27, 68, 117t 
ames S Ig3 
ames Theodore 78 
ames W...22, 79t, 80, 81+ 
135+, 208 



238 



PAGE 

Jane.. 91, 106, 170, 2irt, 219 

lane Ann 176 

jane Eliza 43 

lane G 16.5 

lane Johnson 24 

Jane S 98 

Jared 174, 175 

jared Parkhurst 91 

Ja.sen 2.3:3 

Jason....87, 88t, 90t, 94, 98 
2;33 

Jason E 98t 

lay B 112 

Jay Clarence 158t 

Jeannette 88 

Jeanette 181 

Jeanette M 214 

Jefferson 222 

Jefferson H 51 

Jehiel 22 

Jemima... .34, 37, 146, 147 
157, 229 

Jennie 134, 173 

Jennie E 71 

lennie K 135 

Jennie M 208 

Jennie S 185 

Jeptha 157t 

Jeremiah 20t, 160 

Jerome 160, 161 

Jerome C 48 

Jerome Stevens.. 193 

Jerusha 229, 230 

Jerusha S 38 

Jesse Emma 205 

Jesse F 142 

Jesse Ragsdale 143 

Jessie Annie 143 

Jessie Mabel 166 

Jewett J 169, 172, 173 

Joanna 178 

Joanna M 89 

Joel 196, 211 

Joel Gillette 211, 212 

Joel W 212 

John..O, 10, lit, 15t, 17, 19t 
21, 2;3, 24, 29, 30t, 39, 47 
51, 53, 54t, 55, 75t, 86, 87 
90, 91t, 102, 107, 113, 114 
116, 119, 123, 131t, 136t, 
138t, 139t, 142, 147, 157t, 
159t, 161t. 162, 163, 165, 
167, 182, 187, 194t, 195t, 
196, 206, 216, 217+, 219, 
224, 226t, 227t, 228, 229, 
230, 232, 2.33 
John A...98t, 110,111, 174, 

179, 204t, 205, 208t. 
John B..45, 91,95, lilt, 113 

John C 119, 120 

JohnD 192t, 211, 213t 

John E 132, 226 

John P 55, 80, 215 

"John G 65, 117 

John H..78, 81.100, 140, 141 
John T..-170, 202t, 208, 22;3t 
John L....120, 136, 137, 154 
John M....53, 59, 60, 63 64 
96, 1 413 

JohnP 24, 25t, 135t 

John R....65, lOSf 115, 117 

129, 131, 218t 
John S.96, 132, ia3, 134, 2;M 

John T 141 

John W...44, 52, 137t, 202 

227 
John William Walter 221 

John Uriah 121 

Jonathan. .15, 29, 181, 219t 

222 23.3 
Joseph. 12t, 13t, 14, l,5t, 17t 
18t, 19, 20, 21, 22t 28t 
29, 30t, 31, 41, 42, 43 56 
65. 69, 74, 75, 1.38t, 139t 
219, 228, 229t, 230t, 2.32t 
2.3:3, 234 



Joseph B 112, 113, 209 

Joseph C 59, 61 

Joseph G 57, 60 

Joseph E 60, 78, 79 

Joseph L 48 

loseph Meltiah 204 

Joseph N 62, 63, 70 

Joseph Priestly 102 

Joseph Soloinon 26 

Joseph W 142 

Josephine 172, 218 

Josephine Isadore. .. 220 
Joshua.... 33, 100, 101, 104 
105, 1(!6, 110, 159, 182, 
183, 229, 230, 232 

Joshua R 105 

Josiah 234 

Judith 20 

Julia.. 45, ia3, 137t, 102, 226t 
Julia A.. ..76, 93, 170, 188 

Julia C 71 

Julia Edith 177 

Julia F 226 

Juliet C 203 

Juliette 103, 106 

Julius C 37 

Julius M 168 

fulius Syrena til 

Julius Z 60 

Jurrie Elon 190 



Karl E 

Kate 

Kate E 

Kate Louisa. 

Katherine 

Katherine. . . 

Katie 

Katie E 

Katie V 



.155, 



121 
IM 
172 
83 
30 
80 
.'2Gt 
72 
141 



Lacy 51 

Lamiia 160 

Lansing 163 

Larkin 88, 131, 132 

Lavinia 31, 67, 70 

I^aura 51, 126 

Laura, Ida 81 

Laura J 129 

Lau retta 78 

Lawrence LeKoy 175 

Lea E 200 

Lebanaugh 202, 205 

Lela 134 

Lemira 162 

LenaE 200,210 

Leo L 50 

Leo M 100 

L onard B 214 

Leonora 81 

Lerond .A. 133, 134t 

LeRoy Tiffany 157 

LeRoy W 72 

Leslie 134 

Levina 229, 230t 

Lew 181 

Lewis 220 

Lewis M 60 

Lewis S 6:3, 64t. 107 

Lida 221 

Lila M 46 

Lilian J 25 

Lilian Martha 98 

Lillian 130 

Lillian M 119 

Liliie 205 

Lilly 108 

Lily 221 

Lindsay Pierrepont.. 225 

Lindsey 202 

Lindsley, DeF 153 

Lizzie 163 

Lizzie Agnes 223 

Lizzie S 218 

Lois 21, 49 

Lois A 205 



PAGE 

Loran 44, 46 

Loran A 47 

Lorenzo 211 

Loretta 76 

Loretta C Ill 

Loretta J 78t 

Lorette 179 

Lota 164 

Lottie Anna 97 

Lottie Forbes 153 

Lotcy 160 

Louis B 134 

Louis Chester 208 

Louis DeForest 153 

Louis E 11.3, 128 

Louisa, 00 126, 160, 189, 206 

Louisa Alma 129 

Louisa E 129, 204 

Louisa J 209 

Louisa M 48 

Louise 27, 207 

Louise De F 153 

Louise H 135 

Lovina 91 

Lucena 56 

Lucena M 53 

Lucilla Stanley 151 

Lucinda C 119, 120 

Lucinda Jane 123 

Lucretia ....32,50, 113, 122 

123, 168, 229t, 230 

Lucretia E Ill 

Lucretia Jane 171 

Lucrelia L 126 

Lucy . .88t, ];36, 154, 182, 187 

196, 221, 2:30 
Lucy A, 72, 133, 139, 192, 193 

Lucy C 168 

Lucy F Ill 

Lucy Janet 225 

Luke W 194, 211,213 

Lulu 124 

Luther 56, 174, 178 

Lyda 222 

Lydia, 38t, 56, 173, 196, 229t 

Lvdia A 180 

Lydia M 55, 118, 198 

Lyman G 172 

Lyman L 164 

M. Celeste 189 

Mabel 186 

Mabel A 164 

Mabel E 46 

Mabel R 66, 86 

Macager 138 

M aggie 143 

Maggie loiie 48 

Mahala 68 

.Major G 164 

Mamie A 170 

Mamie E 210 

Mamie R 124 

Marcia 70 

Margaret.. ..37, 40, 100, 101 

138, 158, 217, 226t, 229 

Margaret C 82,223 

Margaret E 99 

Margaret Pamela 118 

Margaret R 105 

Margaret Susan 116 

Maria 170,185, 191,217 

Maria A 120 

Maria H 192 

Maria L. 137 

Maria Louisa 136 

Maria Louisa B 77 

Mariah 68 

Marianne 72 

Marilla 160 

Marion 95 

Marion Gardner 85 

Marion M 154 

Marlin .52, 53 

Martha, 17, 33, .38, 39, 42, 43 

55, 101,221,228,229t,230t 



239 



PAGE 

Martha A 143, 188, 192 

Martha B 100,180 

Martha E 98, 141, 177 

Martha F 137 

Martha L 73, 192t 

Martin 160 

Martin L 173, 179 

Martin Simon 174,181 

Marvin 115, 110 

Marvin A 116 

Mary 13, 17, 18t, 19t, 20 

27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 38, 40 
43. 49, 69, 75, 88t, 92, 97 
103t, 105, 112, 114, 116 
128, 131, 149t, 154, 157 
160, 163, 170, 181, 185 
188, 189, 190, 217, 220 
221, 227, 228. 229t, 230t 

Mary (Polly) 75 

Mary A, 23t, 26, 51, 70, 72, 
76, 98t, 102, 116, 135, 175 
223 

Mary B 112,222 

Mary C 85, 226 

Mary E, 23, 51, 66, 79. 80, 81 
130, 143, 177, 187, 190 
202,211, 213, 215,218,226 

Mary Gardner 86 

Mary J 92, 125, 139, 226 

Mary L 60,90, 117, 132 

203, 208, 209, 210, 212 
226t 
Mary M... 104, 118, 119,218 

Mary S 59, 124,132,203 

Mary T 142 

Mary V 78 

Mary W 120 

Maryette 169 

Masenas 167 

Matthew R 139 

Mattie A 189 

Maud 134, 186 

Maud E 47 

Maud L 47 

May 229 

May Lillian Lucy 225 

Meltiah N 203, 204 

Melville B 192t 

Melvina 70 

Mercy 229 

Merritt 167, 168 

Merritt Jay 129 

Merritt N 129 

Mertel V 65 

Mianda N 207 

Micager 142 

Michael 226t 

Michael J 226t 

Mildred, 64, 171 

Miles Ill 

Milford Redford 1.36 

Milo 174, 175, 176 

Milo H 177 

Milton 57,58,1.37 

Milton Carey 137 

Milton J 61 

Minnie A 182 

Minnie O 60 

Molly 194, 195 

Mortimer B 40 

Moses.. 13,17, 19t, 30, 229 

Moses Moody 20t, 27 

Moses Newrell 26t 

Moses Pike 21 

Murillo 130 

Murillo R 130 

Murillo W 129 

Myror. H 45 

Myro'.i Rice 187 

Myrta 180 

Myrtle 184, 210 

Mytle J 200 

Nancy.... 123, 141, 147, 148, 

219, 220 
Nancy J 142 



PAGE 

Nancy M.... 26, 77,78, 111 

Nadine 210 

Naomi 180 

Nathan lOOt, 105 

Nathan S 124 

Nellie 99, 107t, 113 

Nellie Lucinda 06 

Nellie M 60 

Nellie V 210 

Nelson 99 

Nelson Eaton 117 

Nelson J 209,210 

Nettie 52 

Nettie V 177 

Nettie W 177, 83 

Newell Prescott 23t 

Newton. 57, 65 

Newton \V 03 

Nicholas 224 

Nina E 210 

Nonnie 134 

Norman 87, 97, 167 

Norman N'ewton 99 

Norman S 91t 

Nyrum 104 

Obediah A 202 

Obediah L. . . 195, 202, 203t 

Octavia 05 

Olive 39, 40,2.30 

Olive C 120 

Oliver 106, lu7 

Oliver E 50, 51 

Oliver F 64 

Ullie K 200 

Onias 219 

Onias C 221 

Oramel 43 

Ormacinda 43 

Orman . 25 

Oro 220 

Orson L 177 

Orson 55 

Oscar Charles 118t 

Oscar Gardner 66 

Oscar M 55 

Pamela P 121 

Park 79 

Parthenia 182 

Patience 229 

Patrick 226 

Paul 171 

Paul Alfred 27 

Paul Pierson 22,26 

Pearl 112 

Pearl F 170 

Perley 25 

Perley A 27 

Perley Scott 214 

Phalla 114, 230 

Phebe... 27, 34, 50, 147,229 

Phebe Ann 202, 203 

Phebe Doane 92 

Phebe E 202 

Phebe J. C 37 

Phebe M 177 

Phillip 229 

Phillip M 141 

Pierce 40, 191t 

Pierce Aubrey 193 

Polly.... 22,50,67, 68t, 84, 
230t 

Preston 134 

Preston E 133, 134 

Prudence W 130 

Pulchera S 207 

Rachel 30,202,215 

Rachel Matilda 147 

Rachel Roxana 165 

Ralph 204 

Ralph C 62 

Ralph T 6.2t 

Ray E 170 

Rebecca 30, 329 



PAGE 

Rebekah 36 

Reed 126, 130 

Rena Ursula 100 

Rettie E 108 

Reuben Holland 02 

Rialdo James Virg-il. 81 
Richard. .29, 37t, 113, 229t, 

Richard A 120 

Richard Bliss 118t 

Richard C 203t, 204 

Richard John 225 

Robert 11, 12t, 1.3t, 14t, 

17t, 18, 19, 72, 101, 107, 

not, 131, 132, 1,34, 161, 

163, 170, 200, 229t 
Robert B. .82, 83, lilt, 192, 

229 

Robert D 172 

Robert E 78, 83 

Robert G 173 

Robert H Garrison.. 218 

Robert McCall 112t 

Robert Oliver 107t 

Robert W. 131, 1.33, 1.34, 141 

Robinson Nye 204 

Rockwell C 10, 126, 127 

Roger 2.30 

Rogers 70 

Rogers K 06 

Roscoe 24 

Rose E 192, 226 

Rosel 129 

Roswell. . . . 122t, 12;it, 124, 

125t 

Roswell C 125t 

Rozell A 60 

Ruby 100,182 

Ruby Rachel 112 

Rufus 22 

Russell 115, 218 

Russell E 170 

Ruth 19,21, 39, 79, 90t 

122, 104, 229 230 

Ruth A Ill 

Ruth L 200 

Rutherford R Ill 

Sabrina 65, 70 

Sadie 103 

Sally 22,194 

Sallie Ardis 139 

Samantha 220, 222 

Samuel. . . 15, 16, 17, 22, 28, • 
29. 34t, 36, 75, 76, 79, 
83t, 84, 85, 122t, 123, 124, 
144t, 145, 140, 148, 149, 
151, 159, 100. 229t, 230t, 
234 

Samuel A 104t, 108 

Samuel C 75 

Samuel D 220 

Samuel E 78, 186 

Samuel Franklin 70 

Samuel H 66,83 

Samuel M. .26, 80t, 81, 102, 
104 

Samuel R 152, 153, 

Samuel T 53, 125 

Samuel Whitney 218 

Sanders 141 

Sanders M 140 

Sanf ord B 9.3t 

Sanford L 59 

^arah. . . .ISt, 20, 21, 22, .30, 
32, 50, 102, 106, 152, 154, 
160, 161, 196, 220, 227, 
228t, 229 

Sarah A 116, 166 

Sara B 1.36, 169, 218 

Sarah Cotton 185 

Sarah E 52, 141 

Sarah Frances 1.32 

Sarah J 79, 80, 218 

Sarah L 37, 59, 96, 111 

Sarah M .... 54, 92, 104, 123 



240 



PAGE 

Sarah S 72 

Sarah W 140, 154 

Sarepta 42t 

Savilla S 61 

Sawyer GO 

Sawyer B 44, 4fl 

Sawyer P 40,50 

Seneca 182, 184, 185 

Seperan 230t 

Sheldon 181 

Shubel 06,69, 230 

Sibyl 113 

Sibyllas 218 

Sidney Orville 17.5 

Silas 0, 10, 34, 35, 30, 37, 50, 

52, 54, 100, 181, 200, 229, 

230 

Silas Austin 157 

Silas Barker 171 

Silas Potter.. 150, 152, 154t 

Silas T 194, 201t 

Silas W 199 

Simeon Luther 175, 176 

Simeon M 174 

Simeon P 69, 72 

Simon 100, 173 

Simon Alphonzo 179 

Solomon. .21, 22, 88, 94, 2.32 

Solomon Jason 98t 

Sophia 102, 122 

Sophia Louisa 61 

Sophia JI 158 

Sophia W 152 

Sophronia 69, 197 

Stella M 124 

Stella P 178 

Stephen 20t, 30, 39+, 89 

1.59t, 161,182,229t, 230t, 

2.33t 

Stephen Ellis 192 

Stephen Stiles 90t 

Stephen W. 95, 99, 100, 137 

Steven Ellis 191 

Stranahan 207 

Submit 34, 40, 229 

Susan.. ..69, 87, 95,118, 124, 

132, 141, 221, 225 

Susan B 111,203 

Susan Cornelia 143 

Susan E 66, 98, 164 

Susan Knight 66 

Susan Maria 53 

Susan T 142 

Susan V 8.3,205 

Susan W 96 

Susanah 229 

Susanna.... 20, 31, 227, 228 

Susannah 42t, 49 

Susie 107 

Swan 227 



PAGE 

Sybil 2;M 

Sydney 69t 

Sylvana 37 

Sylvanus 68, 09 

Sylvester 66, 67, 70 

Sylvesters 108, 105 

Tabitha 141 

Talitha 54 

Tarshus 167t 

Taylor J 209 

Thaddeus 40, 230, 233 

Thankful 31, 229t, 230 

Thankful, Louise 70 

Theodany 57 

Theron 126, 127 

Thomas. ...22, 26, 27, 90, 91 

96, 131, 143, 219, 220t 

227t, 232 
Thomas B.... 87, 91,96, 112 

Thomas C 220 

Thomas Jeflferson. . . .142t 

Thomas P 26, 27, 140 

Thomas R 198, 199, 228 

Thomas W 1.32 

Timothy 172, 191 

Timothy B.... 169, 171,173 

Timothy W lOOt 

Tom Pollock 80 

Tonny 75 

Truman 174, 180, 188t 

Truman Tertullus... 175 
Tyler 173, 174 

Uriah... 66, 69, 113, 114, 115 
120, 2.30t, 233 

Uriah Lathrop 67 

Ursula 142 

Vera May 48 

Victor 62 

Victor E 204, 205 

Victor Moulton 205 

Vietta Maria 177 

Virginia M 137 

Virney 221 

W. Simpson 60 

Walker 131, 134 

Wallace W 1.30 

Walter 128,160, 205 

Walter Daly 225 

Walter E 121 

Walter F 213, 225 

Walter .VI 54 

Walter Thomas 129 

Warren 22 

Warren A 52t 

Watson 139, 141 

Wealthy 230 



PAGE 

Wealthy Ann 67 

Wealthy L 124 

Webber 24 

Wells 200 

Wells D 199 

Wesley 46 

Wesley R 130t 

Wilbert M 78 

Willard A 106, 167 

Willard H 70, 71t 

Willard W 71 

William . . .19, 27, 30, .31, .33 
36, 41t, 42, 45, 48, 58, 71 1 
72, 78, 79, 91, 107, 109 
131, 132, 138t, 141, 161 
167, 184, 186, 189, 194 
195, 197, 199, 200, 203 
21 7t, 219, 220, 221, 222 
223, 234t, 227, 228, 229 
2:30t, 233, 2.34 

William A 73, 93, 218t 

222 
William B,48t, 194, 211,212 

William C 63t, 119, 141 

William E...112, 170+, 180t 
William F. . . .118, 153t, 223 

William G 24t 

William H....56, 59, 65, 66 
69, 89, 90, 143, 168, 199 
200 

William J 64, 6.5t, 140 

William Kay 134 

William L. .97, 142, 212, 214 

William M 54, 77 

William P 142, 143, 185 

William R.. 155, 190t, 201 

210 
William S..78t, 80t, 158t 

189t 
William T....96, 136, 137t 

170, 171, 227 
William V.. . .63t, 176, 204 

214 215t 
William W....34t,71t, 132 
1.34, 208, 213, 221 

Willie B 55 

Wilmer R 210 

Winifred W 124 

Wooster 94, 97 

Worth 199 

Wyatt B 16.3, 164 

Zaccheus . . .33, 50t, 87t, 88 
93, 233t 

Zachariah W 54 

Zacheus 229, 2.34 

Zadoc 219,221 

Ziba A 95, 99 

Zilpah 42, 174 



INDEX 



OF Nf^MES OTHER TliAN DOWNER. 



Abbott 77 

Abel 122 

Abell 115t 

Abling 47 

Adams 71,93, 125 

Addison 55 

Aldrich... 42 

Allen ..64, 118, 125,162,170 
175. 187, 213 

Ames 101 

Anderson .53, 98 

Andrews 106, 15:3 

Anthony 180 

Antisdel 92 

Armistead 133 



Armstrong 149, 150, 228 

Ashton 114 

Atwell 187 

Austin.. 84, 85, 169, 195, 196 

Averill 183 

Avery 100, 101, 106, 127 

Ayres &3 

Babb not, 112 

Babbett 65 

Babcock 182 

Bacon 169 

Bailey 59 

Baker 148 

Baldwin... 67, 106, 157, 165 



Bancroft 168 

Banks 46 

Bannister 196 

Barager (Bagarah)... 48 

Barbour 198 

Bardwell 181 

Barker 171 

Barkheimer 222 

Barlow 30, 83, 94 

Barnes 156, 212 

Barnicoat 27 

Barrett 29 

Bartlett 13, 18, 37, 106 

Basset 130 

Bassford 168+ 



241 



PAGE 

Bates 53,103 

Batteson 106 

Baxter 97 

Bavley 112 

Beach VI, 181 

Beard 98 

Beatty 77 

Bedell 172 

Beebe 118 

Beecher 92 

Beers 100 

Beik 113 

Belknap 125, 168, 190 

Bell 140, HI 

Bemis 161, 1^8 

Benedict 44 

Benfer 108 

Bennett 48, 202 

Betsey 53 

Bierly 22:i 

Bingham 218 

Birchard 114, 118 

Birdsall. i58 

Birmingham 142 

Bishop 30,34, 119, 229 

Black 116, 210 

Blackmar 115 

Blanchard 168 

Blinn 166 

Bliss 118 

Blizzard 112 

Blood 56,65, 88, 169 

Bloodgood 163, 187 

Boddie 136 

Bohanan 208 

Bolt 163 

Bolton 23,51,140 

Bonney 73 

Booth 77 

Boss 121 

Bosworth 52 

Boswell 89 

Bowen 37 

Bowker 25 

Bowman 122 

Bowtelle 27, 165 

Boy gan 142t 

Bracken.' 164 

Bracy 228 

Bradbury 13, 228 

Bradley 54, 55,134,167 

Bradshaw 125, 132 

Brazeal 137 

Breeden 210 

Bridge 58 

Bridgeman 58 

Briggs ... .102, 173, 174, 2M 

Brigham 87 

Bright 139 

Brink 180 

Bristowe 225 

Britton 104 

Brooks 53, 70, 201 

Broom 49 

Brower 47,157 

Brown 43, 67.72,87 

122, 124, 137, 139, 155 

167, 184 

Browne 209 

Brownell 160, 165 

Browning 101+ 

Bruen 155 

Brumigin 207 

Brumley 94 

Brunig 164 

Bryant 57 

Buck 64, 118 

Buckingham 27 

Buell 172 

Buhrer 104 

Bulkeley 192 

Bulkley 129 

Bullard 140 

Bullock 43,139 

Buman 62 

Burch 46 



PAGE 

Burden 203 

Burgess 171 

Bu'ke 200 207,224 

Burleigh 67 

Buriey 137 

Burr 59 

Burroughs 37 

Burrows 51 

Burt 52 

Burton 107 

Bush 139 

Buskirk 129 

Buss 212 

Buswell 53 

Butcher 93,108 

Butler 139. 

Butt 227 

Buzzell 65 

Cabaniss 133 

Cadwell 67 

Caldwell 146 

Calhoun 207 

Colkins 178, 209 

Calley 18, 166 

Campbell 95 

Canfield 129 

Carbee 21 

Carpenter... 51, 62, 112, 195 

Carr 68,99, 197 

Carter 96, 103,215 

Caruthers 113, 230 

Carver 228 

Cary 38,152 

Caskey 133+ 

Catlin 81 

Cavelle 167 

Chaffee 207 

Chapel 180 

Chapin 197 

Chapman 167+ 

Chamberlain. . . .22, 68, 120 

169 

Chambers 185 

Champlain 25 

Chase 62 

Cheeseman 156 

Cheever 48 

Cheney : 119 

Chew 218 

Child 228 

Childs 45 

Chisemore 20 

Chivers 49 

Chubb 80 

Clark.. 14, 58 115, 130+, 132 

140+, 141-, 149, 161, 165 

170, 172, 160, 219 

Clement 99, 119 

Cleveland 38 

Clift 60 

Clute 166 

Cobaniss 133 

Cobb 163 

Coburn 92 

Cocayne 111+ 

Cocke 137 

Coder Ill 

Coffin 75 

Cole 25+, 103, 159, 198 

Coleman 112, 141+, 160 

Collins 54 

Colloday 141 

Colvin 76,198 

Coman 50 

Comer 218 

Corastock 61 

Congdon 215 

Conkey 78 

Conklin 151 

Converse 81 

Cook 74 

Cooke 165 

Cooley m 

Coombs 65 

Cooper 18, 51, 98, 183 



PAGE 

Corev 164 

Coriell 148 

Cornwell 23 

Costello 214 

Cotten 177 

Cotton l&t 

Cowles 120, 153 

Cox 221 

Cran 206 

Crandall 56 119 

Crane 145, 148 

Crapon 37 

Crarv 100 

Crawford 222 

Crawn 223 

Crissey 197 

' Cronch 212 

Cross 187 

Culver 44 

Cummings 155 

Currie 143+ 

Curtis 123, 181 

Cushman 31, 56, 230 

Dailey 189 

Daily 108 

Damon 165 

Dana 207 

Danfourth 22 

Dart 70 

Dauchy 104 

Davis, 20, 27, 34, 52, 91, 113, 
116, 160, 181 

Davidson 184 

Davison 106 

Dawley 163 

DeForest 151 

DeGraw 203 

DeHart 164 

De La Vere 156 

DeShields 208 

DeWolf 84 

Dean Ill, 122 

Dearborn 57 

Degraw 48 

De Marini 85 

Denike 203 

Denman 183 

Dennison 121 

Denyour 130 

Derbin 213 

Deuel 96, 192 

Dewey 33, 198 

Dewitte 172 

Dickenson 158 

Dimock 30 

Dimmock 139 

Dixon 63 

Dixwell 113 

Dofl 151 

Dodd 107 

Donaldson 64 

Donnelly 221 

Doolittle 121 

Dow 22 

Douglas 225 

Drake 124 

Draper 121 

Driscoll 108 

Drummond 69, 186 

DuBois 59, 61 

Dudley 60 

Duff 201 

Dunbar 94 

Dunham 114, 195, 196 

Durner 189 

Dustin 130 

Duval 136+ 

Dyal 222 

Dyer 181 

Eades 141 

Eager 135 

Eastman 103 

Easton 166 

Eaton 17+- 

Eberhart 77 



242 



PAGE 

Eddins 132 

Eddy 158, 170 

Edgar 149 

Edmunds lOG 

Edwards 59, 137, 175 

Egan 77 

Egbert 96 

EUes 141t 

Ellis (Ellice) 130 

Ellis 191,222 

Ellsworth 130 

Emerson 32, 92 

Equen 83 

Esser 193 

Estes 141 

Evans. .. 25, 79, 95, 164, 177 

Fair 170 

Fake 204 

Falk 223 

Falkenburg 46 

Fannine 141 

Fargo 163 

Farnsworth 68 

Farnum 53, 86 

Farrington 127 

Faulkner 79 

Fay 24, 212 

Fedrow 112 

Feister 197 

Ferris .... 92 

Field 49. 199 

Fielding 210 

Fillmore 31 

Finan 107 

Finch 206 

Finn 164 

Fish 120, 163 

Fisher 166 

Fitch 114 

Flaherty 127 

Fletcher 220 

Fobes 149 

Forbes 153 

Force 157 

Foote 44,46, 151 

Ford 91 

Forsythe 129 

Foster 63, 132, 184 

Fox 105, 160 

Frank 93 

Frary 42 

French 25, 215 

Freeborn 71 

Freeman 157 

Freemire 180 

Frick 186 

Frink 67t, 72 

Frinks 230 

Fritz 117 

Fry .30,174,180,230 

Fuller 72, 170 

Fullerton 118 

Fulton 171 

Funk m 

Gales 143 

Gallup 178 

Gano Ill 

Gardner 74,75,2.30 

Garey 56 

Garland 228 

Garnett 134 

Garrison 218 

Gates 173 

Gaylor 114 

Geddes 72 

Geoghegan 130 

Oibson 81, 1.33 

Oilbert 199 

Giles 121 

Gillmore 110 

Gilman 96 

Glassock 228 

Glenn 198, 222 

Irlidden 85 



Goewey 181 

Goff 194 

Golladay 110 

Goodall 77 

Goodman 90 

Goodwin 209, 210 

Gordon 178 

Gorton 128 

Gossom 13.5 

Gould 185 

Gowey 181 

Grafton 12, 15, 28, 229 

Graham 222 

Grant 67 

Greely 103 

Green 85, 185 

Greene 137 

Greenwood 222 

Gregg 215 

Gregory 51,91 

Grenset 170 

Gribno 213 

Griffith 44,46 

Grover 198 

Gunter 140 

Guyer 11 

Hafner 129 

Hale Ill, 128, 198 

Hall. .24, 74, 75, 101, 168, 201 

Hamblin 214 

Hamilton 104 

Hampson 166 

Hance 103 

Hancock 80, 133 

Hanighan 204 

Hanson 23 

Hard 181 

Harden 105 

Harmon 196 

Harrington 214 

Harris.. 37,50,68, 176, 182 

Hart 221 

Hartshorne 70 

Haskel 26 

Hastings 220 

Hatch 194, 214 

Hawley 92 

Hayden 104 

Hazen 19, 90 

Heath 137 

Heaton 97, 167 

Heberer 163 

Hebert 228 

Henry.. . .25, 55, 6.5, 195, 222 

Herbert . 32 

Hermann 26 

Herrick 117 

Hewitt 98. 101,129,158 

Hicks 167, 171, 190 

Hikok 185 

Hill 19,52,77,141, 167 

Hills 189 

Hilton 227 

Hinckley 65 

Hincks 23 

Hines 134, 168 

Hinkle 49 

Hitchcock 193 

Hodges 52 

Hogeboom 116 

Holbrook 8.3, 164 

Holden 180, 197, 198 

HoUingshed 61 

Hollis 125 

Holmes 200, 220t 

Hopkins 97, 207 

Horner 51 

Horton .37, 229 

Hosford 56, 57 

Hosmer 67 

Hosner 180 

Hough 114t 

Houghton 175 

Howard. . . .69, 111, 188, 189 
Howe 113 



PAGE 

Howell 142, 198 

Howes 218 

Hoyt .53, 110 

Hudson 140 

Huggins 198 

Hunt 90. 104, 196 

Hunter 188, 219t 

Huntington 15, 19, 94, 

98, 114, 228 

Huntley 114, 228 

Huntting 147 

Husbands 141 

Huse 227 

Huston Ill 

Hutchins 23 

Hutchinson 9.3, 133 

Hyatt 51 

Ingersoll 18 

Ingraham 53 

Irwin 223 

Isaacs 208 

Isham 160, 162t 

Ivy 215 

Jackett 200 

Jackson 110, 199 

Jacob 210 

Jarvis 207, 222 

Jenison 52 

fenkins 167 

Jex 187 

Johnson. . .21, 47, .57, 62, 90, 

112, 119, 120, 148, 168, 211 

Jones 60, 96, 127, 182 

foseph 168 

Josselyn 206 

Jouvet 30 

Judson 160 

Kahler .52 

Kasson 21 

Kelley 128, 222 

Kelly. . .71, 93, 197, 198, 203 

Kelsey 26 

Kelton 37 

Kemp 158 

Kendig 104 

Kennedy ,57, 00, 63, 199 

Kent 22, 180 

Kern 80 

Killmore 186 

Kimball 88, 90 

Kin 99 

Kingsley 69 

Kinley 223 

Kinney 70 

Kinnie 208 

Kirby 106, 135, 166, 186 

Kirk 220 

Klepper 209 

Knapp 171, 187 

Knickles 205 

Knight. . 12, 18t, 61, S5, 108 
229 

Knox 19.3, 194,208 

Kramer 76 

Laberly laS 

Lackey 132 

Ladd 67, 167 

Lampe 214 

Landram 132 

Lane 190 

Lang 113 

Langdon 54 

Lathrop 66,69, 113,114 

La Vere 156 

Lawrence 154 

Lazell 32,229 

Lea 92 

Leach 120, 183t 

Lee....60, 72, 100, 114t, 142, 
148, 190 

Leeds 62 

Legg 217 



243 



PAGE 

Leighton 21 

Leland 51 

Lent 97 

Leveridge 148 

Lindlay., 193 

Lindsay 225 

Lindsley 227 

Linsley 120 

Lint 107 

Littell 150 

Liitig 85 

Little 67, 70,71,76 

Littlefield 165 

Livermore 112 

Lobdell 51 

Lockard 59 

Locke 151 

Long 134, 142t 

Longfellow 23 

Longstreet 175 

Look 200 

Loomer 123 

Loomis 72 

Lord 94 

Lothrop 18, 228 

Louis 186 

Lowell 176 

Lucas 49, 56 

Ludlow 148t 

Lufkin 172 

Luke 221 

Lum 161 

Lycan 157 

Lyman 71 

MacDonald 25 

Mackey 223 

Maher 77 

Mahon 180 

Main 189 

Makepeace 158 

Maltby 55 

Man 126t 

Maness 143t 

Manley 196 

Mann 221 

Marden 24 

Marini (de Marini; ... 85 

March 14 

Marsh 114t 

Marshall 113 

Martin 13, 37, 135, 160 

Masters 77 

Mather 75 

Matteson 58 

Matthews 190 

May 142t, 143t 

McAlister 80 

McArdle 108 

McCaflfray 108 

McCaslin 80 

McClintock 179 

McConn 221 

McCool 223 

McCord 104 

McCoy 126 

McDonald 63 

McGinnis 198 

McGlashon 120 

McGonigal 52 

McGrath 64 

McGraw 129 

McGregor 225 

Mclntire 124, 198 

Mcintosh 61 

Mclntvre 195 

McLaughlin 61, 80t 

McMasters 138 

McPheeters.: 210 

McPherson 141 

McQuade 217 

McQuivey 165, 166 

McRae 133t 

Meacham 143 

Melrose 63 

Melville 84 



PAGE 

Mercer 128 

Merchant 196 

Merrill 20t, 21 

Merritt 171 

Messenger 213 

Michener 108 

Miller 222 

Mills 53, 143, 157 

Mimms 142 

Miner 67t, 94 

Mitchell. .58, 63, 97, 187, 188 

Moak 97 

Monk 169 

Monroe 158 

Montgomery 115 

Moody 22, 26 

Moon 59 

Moore . . .49, 68, 77, 127, 176 

Moray 117 

Morg:an 39, 69, 103, 195 

Morris ."T. 93 

Morrison 223 

Morrow 134 

Morse 14 

Moriamore 110 

Morton 99 

Mott 102,213 

Moulton 69, 205 

Mullen 77, 95 

Munger 92 

Munsell 32, 38 

Munson (Munsell) 38 

Munson 2.30 

Murray 64, 170 

Myers < 174 

Neal 54, 189 

Nelson 148, 225 

Newcomb 53 

Ne wcombe 34, 40, 69 

Newell 90, 91 

Newkirk 154 

Newton 99 

Nicholas 78 

Nichols 20, 166 

Nicolson 219 

Nixtorph 199 

Noble 25 

Nolan 128 

Norton 60, 67 

Neville 77 

Nunn 175 

Nutting 190 

Nye 33, 188,203 

Ochs 23 

O'Perrall 135 

Ogden 203 

O'Leary 226 

Oldenburg 85 

Olmstead 118 

Oman 30 

Orbin 311 

Orchard Ill 

Orcutt 89 

Ordway 1.30, 238 

Orgill 324 

Osbon 67,2.30 

Osborn 45, 149, 154 

Ostrander 163 

Ostrom 93 

Owens 137, 157, 190 

Pabody 185 

Pace 139 

Packard 50 

Packer 36 

Packwood 207 

Paddock 201 

Page 36, 86, 190 

Palmer. . . .17, 20, 52, 57, 69 

103, 104, 134, 156, 186 

312t 

Palmatier 202 

Park 78 

Parker 92, 120, 125 



PAGE 

Parkhurst 43, 87 

Parkinson 185 

Parks 118 

Parmenter 220 

Partridge 88 

Parvin 113 

Patterson 77 

Payne 94 

Peabodv 153 

Pearsall 107 

Pearson 19, 20 

Peck 52 

Peekham 67 

Peel 1.38 

Pendleton 67, 134 

Penney 24 

Perkins 58, 181 

Perry 123 

Peters 93 

Petree 135 

Petrie 213 

Pettibone 106 

Pettis 45 

Pettit 137 

Phelps 182 

Phillips 59, 198 

Phlosbet 11 

Pickett 26 

Pierce 40, 90 

Pierson. . . . 23, 147, 145, 148 

Pike 21 

Pillsbury 30 

Pixley 49 

Pluramer 57 

Pollock 80 

Pontius 48 

Poole 198, 200 

Poor 228 

Porter ....122, 1.35. 149, 154 

Pope 86t 

Post 29, 53 

Potter 144, 146,309 

Powers 31t 

Prentice 101 

Prescott 33 

Preston 52, 98 

Prince 332 

Pritchard 139 

Procia 79 

Prosser 196 

Pulsifer 58 

Putnam 123 

Queen 66t 

Quinby 34, 147 

Ragsdale 142, 143 

Ralph 137, 190 

Ralyea 303 

Rand 183, 187 

Randall 181, 183 

Ransted 65 

Rasner '. 233 

Rathbone 101, 102, 105 

Rattoone 195 

Raynes 33 

Raymore 166 

Raymond 189 

Redmon 109 

Reed. .34, 43, 88, 99, 134, 168 

Reeves 141 

Reno 133 

Rhodes 1(J4 

Rice 187 

Rich 169 

Richards 177 

Richardson. . .13. 35, 59, 66 
80, 89, 90, 96, 133, 217 

Richmond 197t, 215 

Riddle 215 

Ridgeley 222 

Rieley 121 

Ripley 165 

Risher 80 

Risley 211 

Ritchie 194, 195 



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Robbins 81 

Roberts 75, 77, 174, 178 

•>2S 

Robertson 72 

Robinson.. 21, 43, %, 101 

105, 144, 148t, 19G 

Rockhill 130 

Rockwell 151 

Roe lis 

Rogers.... 20t,21t, 103, 131 

17],238t 

Rooney '~26t 

Root 153 

Rosen 59 

Ross 180 

Rossiter 102 

Rowland 150 

Rowlandson 17 

Rubv 186 

Ruflfcorn 197 

Ruger 202 

Ruggles 27 

Rulon 218 

Russell 91, 170,184,218 

Sackett 58 

Sager 112 

Salisbury 188 

Sanford 24 

Saunders 11, 25 

Savage 91 

Savory 69 

Sawyer 30, 229 

Saxton 203 

Savre....l7, 148t, 149, 155t 

SchafiEer 198 

Schenck 54 

Schrepel 223 

Schuyler (Schooler).. 131 

Scott 69, 98 

Scoville 211 

Scribner 149 

Scudder 85,148 

Searles 63 

Sears 17,227 

Sewall 139 

Seward 160 

Seymour 169 

Shannon 222 

Shaw 168 

Shearer 77 

Sheffield 70 

Shelton 136 

Shepard 97, 157 

Sherman 187 

Shorey 213 

Short 133t 

Sibley 181 

Sickles 163,205 

Silk 27,226 

Simmons 58t, 88 

Simpson 60 

Smclair 143 

Skaags 220t 

Skinner 163 

Slaughter 132 

Siocum 228 

Sluts 222 

Smith, 21, 38, 44, 49, 60, 62 
63, 67, 68, 71, 86, 91, 93 
100,102, 117,128,141,161 
168,181, 184,188,191,198 
199, 225, 230 

Snow 201t 

Snyder 58, 77, 182 

Soper 107 

Southworth 187 

Sparling 176 

Spalding 228 

Spaulding 12;^ 

Speer 175 

Spelman. 103 

Spencer....32, 110,213, 228 

Sperry 105 

Spink 182 

Sprague 54, 58 



r.\GE 

Sproule 22:^ 

Stalker 206 

Standish 106 

Stapleton i:38 

Starkey 222 

Steel 53 

Stent 227 

Stewart 127, 198 

Stevens 18, 66,97,165 

Stone 71,137 

Strader 176 

Stranahan 206t 

Strange 119 

Stratton 200 

Street 208 

Strong 88 

Stroyer 81 

Siudley 61 

Sullivan 176 

Sumner 36 

Summers 192 

Sutherland 116 

Swanson 97 

Sweet 161.183 

Swii^t 114 

Swiggert 209 

Sylvester 210 

Symonds 214 

Taft 57 

Taggart 61 

Taft 108 

Talcott 40, 115 

Tarr 220 

Tasker 192 

Taylor..80, 87, 96, 148, 156, 

207, 219 

Thackwell 64 

Thatcher 93 

Thirkeild 74,76 

Thomas 180,212,218 

Thoms 99 

Thompson . .25, 76, 93, 128, 

144, 172, 203, 208 

Thornton 63 

Thorp 78, 115 

Tibbells 81 

Ticknor 70 

Tiffany 54,86, 156 

Tilley 80 

Timmerman 61 

Tinker 95, 163 

Tinkham 162 

Tippin 78 

Tomlinson 86 

Tracy 46, 71, 100 

Trembly 147t 

Trussel 97 

Tryon 183 

Tubbs 110 

Tucker 106 

Tuell 30 

Tupper 114 

Twitchell 24 

Tyler 39,123,230 

Usher 224 

Van Allen 61 

Van Dervere 104 

Van Meter 221 

Van Neste 151 

Vanderpoel 197 

Vaughn 223 

Vessey 1.54 

Vincent.... 12t, 17, 18, 229 

Vining 83 

Vought 106 

Vradenburg 171 

Wade 90t, 189 

Wager , 107 

Wait 61 

Waith 115 

Wales 89 

Waller 99 

Walker 51, 124 



PAGE 

Walsh 173 

Waller 198 

Ward .58,61,180 

Wardley .» 23 

Warner 197, 210 

Warren.. .142, 158, 171, 177, 

183, 198 

Wasgatt 114 

Waterbury 148, 154 

Waterman 95 

Waters 108 

Watkins 78 

Watrous 1.53 

Watson 141 

Weatherdon 30 

Webb....l43t, 163, 182, 186 

Welch 119 

Wellet 129 

Welsh 65, 179 

Welsher 169 

Wescott 54 

West 88 

Western 58 

Wessen 169 

Wetherbee 127 

Wheeler 61, 151 

White... 78, 126t, 167, 185, 

187 

Whitehorn 44 

Whitley 139 

Whiting 119 

Whitman 117 

Whitten 24 

Whitton 96 

Wiborn 28 

Wigginton 55 

Wightman 115, 121 

Wilber 160,171 

Wilbur 172 

Wilcox 65, 175 

Wiley 129 

Wilkins 87,91. 140 

Williams. . . .72, 88. 92, 124, 

133, 134, 198, 204 

Willoughby 159, 162 

Wilmot 57 

Wils.n, 42, 72, 73, 166, 174 

191 

Winchester 99 

Wingate 126 

Winston 167 

Winter 72 

Wise 93 

Wisdom 180 

Wiser 58 

Witter 102 

Wolf 204,222 

Wolfe 187 

Wood 69, 87 

Woodbury 95 

Woodruff 148 

Woods 127 

Woodson 136t 

Woodsworth 71 

Woodworth 211 

Worden 175, 204, 205 

Worley 220 

Worthington 61 

Wright . .42, 70, 72, 163, 185 

Wren 45 

Wygant 222 

Wyman 86 

Wynn 177 

Yates 58 

Yelverton 202 

Yeomans 31+, 230 

Yikiob 77 

Yonte 166 

York 9a 

Yost 133 

Young . .49,60,67,108,115,169 
Yount 76 

Zeluff 107